Patients’ Compensation Fund and the Bad Faith Cause of Action: Two Proposed Amendments to the Medical Liability and Insurance Improvement Act of Texas

dc.creatorPower, Russell B.
dc.creatorWyler, Karl O., III
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-07T15:39:07Z
dc.date.available2020-07-07T15:39:07Z
dc.date.issued1986
dc.description.abstractDiscusses the current state of medical malpractice claims in Texas and the Medical Liability and Insurance Improvement Act of Texas. The article then proposes two amendments to the act, including a patients’ compensation act and a bad faith counterclaim remedy for physicians. The article discusses the purposes of a patients’ compensation fund, the reasons for enacting the fund, reviews statutes and court decisions from states that already have such funds, and analyzes the factors which make the funds attractive in Texas. The article next discusses the current unavailability of a remedy for physicians wrongfully accused of malpractice and details the need for this remedy in Texas. The article proposes both amendments be adopted by the legislature.en_US
dc.identifier.citation17 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 1603en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2346/86077
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherTexas Tech Law Reviewen_US
dc.subjectTexasen_US
dc.subjectTortsen_US
dc.subjectMedical malpracticeen_US
dc.subjectMedical Liability and Insurance Improvement Act of Texasen_US
dc.titlePatients’ Compensation Fund and the Bad Faith Cause of Action: Two Proposed Amendments to the Medical Liability and Insurance Improvement Act of Texasen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US

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