Malpractice Mobs: Medical Dispute Resolution in China

@inproceedings{Liebman2012MalpracticeMM,
  title={Malpractice Mobs: Medical Dispute Resolution in China},
  author={Benjamin L. Liebman},
  year={2012}
}
China has experienced a surge in medical disputes in recent years, on the streets and in the courts. Many disputes result in violence. Quantitative and qualitative empirical evidence of medical malpractice litigation and medical disputes in China reveals a dynamic in which the formal legal system operates in the shadow of protest and violence. The threat of violence leads hospitals to settle claims for more than would be available in court and also influences how judges handle cases that do… CONTINUE READING

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