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The Anti-Patient Psychology of Health Courts: Prescriptions from a Lawyer-Physician


Freeman Farrow


DePaul University College of Law

May 10, 2010

American Journal of Law and Medicine, Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 188-219, 2010

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This article argues that health courts will bring injustice to adjudication of medical malpractice claims because of the inherent pro-medical industry bias built into their design and inevitable in their operation. This bias is a natural byproduct of the psychology of interactions between health court adjudicators, medical industry advisers and educators, and advocacy groups. The anti-patient psychosocial training and development of physicians, combined with the epistemic authority of the medical industry and medical experts within health court designs, will result in a pro-defendant bias in health court verdicts.

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Keywords: health courts, psychology, patient, epistemic authority

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Date posted: May 13, 2010  

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Farrow, Freeman, The Anti-Patient Psychology of Health Courts: Prescriptions from a Lawyer-Physician (May 10, 2010). American Journal of Law and Medicine, Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 188-219, 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1605390

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