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Health Courts Could Become Tort Reform Option
Health Leaders Media

In his letter to congressional leadership on Tuesday, President Obama—under fire from the GOP for not better addressing tort reform in current healthcare legislation—called for funding alternative demonstration projects, such as health courts, for resolving medical malpractice disputes.

Health courts, virtually unknown in the U.S. but used in other countries, could provide an alternative to jury trials in current medical malpractice cases.