Malpractice Liability: A Crosscultural Perspective
MICHAEL J. TREBILCOCK DONALD N. DEWEES AND DAVID G. DUFF
T he 1970s and 1980s have witnessed a dramatic increase in the frequency and severity of medical malpractice claims (law suits filed) in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. This phenomenon has provoked a wide-____________________
MICHAEL, J. TREBILCOCK is professor of law and director of the Law and Economics Program at the University of Toronto since 1976. He is the author of a book on the common law of restraint of trade, and coauthor of a book on Canadian competition policy. Professor Trebilcock was a visiting scholar at the University of Chicago Law School in 1976 and at Yale Law School in 1985. In 1986 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
DONALD N. DEWEES is professor of law, professor of economics, and associate dean of graduate studies at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Economics and Public Policy: The Automobile Pollution Case ( 1974) and author or coauthor of numerous other books and articles.
DAVID G. DUFF holds an LL.B. from the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto and masters degrees in economics and political theory from York University and the University of Toronto. His research is in the field of tort law and tort reform.