The rising cost of medical malpractice insurance has been one of the most difficult issues faced by the Florida Legislature for many years. In an effort to reach a comprehensive solution to this recurring problems, the 1986 Legislature created the Academic Task Force for the Review of the Insurance and Tort Systems, and directed it to conduct a thorough review of Florida's tort system. In 1988, the Legislature implemented several of the recommendations of the Task Force. In this Article, the authors explore the factual findings and the recommendations of the Task Force and analyze the effects that the 1988 legislation will have on the continuing medical malpractice saga.
Thomas R. Tedcastle & Marvin A. Dewar,
Medical Malpractice: A New Treatment for an Old Illness,
16 Fla. St. U. L. Rev.