Benjamin J. McMichael

University of Alabama - School of Law

Assistant Professor of Law

P.O. Box 870382

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (16)

1.

Sorry Is Never Enough: How State Apology Laws Fail to Reduce Medical Malpractice Liability Risk

Stanford Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 12 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2018
Benjamin J. McMichael, R. Van Horn and W. Kip Viscusi
University of Alabama - School of Law, Vanderbilt University - Strategy and Business Economics and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 1,480 (13,254)
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Medical malpractice, apology law, tort reform, litigation

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The Failure of ‘Sorry’: An Empirical Evaluation of Apology Laws, Health Care, and Medical Malpractice

Lewis & Clark Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 21 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 04 Jun 2018
Benjamin J. McMichael
University of Alabama - School of Law
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Apology Law, Malpractice, Physicians, Tort Reform

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The Impact of Cannabis Access Laws on Opioid Prescribing

U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3320778, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 18-60
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 30 Jan 2019
Benjamin J. McMichael, R. Van Horn and W. Kip Viscusi
University of Alabama - School of Law, Vanderbilt University - Strategy and Business Economics and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 157 (205,459)
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cannabis, marijuana, opioids

Beyond Physicians: The Effect of Licensing and Liability Laws on the Supply of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

Mercatus Working Paper, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2017
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 02 Aug 2017
Benjamin J. McMichael
University of Alabama - School of Law
Downloads 115 (263,304)
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nurse practitioner, physician assistant, occupational licensing, scope of practice, malpractice

Beyond Physicians: The Effect of Licensing and Liability Laws on the Supply of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

MERCATUS WORKING PAPER
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 07 Jun 2018
Benjamin J. McMichael
University of Alabama - School of Law
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Beyond Physicians: The Effect of Licensing and Liability Laws on the Supply of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 15, Issue 4, pp. 732-771, 2018
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 08 Nov 2018
Benjamin J. McMichael
University of Alabama - School of Law
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Taming Blockbuster Punitive Damages Awards

University of Illinois Law Review, Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 18-13
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 23 Feb 2018
Benjamin J. McMichael and W. Kip Viscusi
University of Alabama - School of Law and Vanderbilt University - Law School
Downloads 138 (228,272)

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State Farm decision, damages caps, blockbuster punitive damages

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The Punitive Damages Calculus: The Differential Incidence of State Punitive Damages Reforms

Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 16-52, Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 16-27
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 02 Dec 2016
Benjamin J. McMichael and W. Kip Viscusi
University of Alabama - School of Law and Vanderbilt University - Law School
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punitive damages, tort reform, damages caps, blockbuster awards

Shifting the Fat-Tailed Distribution of Blockbuster Punitive Damages Awards

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 13-18
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 23 Jul 2013
W. Kip Viscusi and Benjamin J. McMichael
Vanderbilt University - Law School and University of Alabama - School of Law
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punitive damages, blockbuster awards, fat tail, State Farm, product liability, tort

Shifting the Fat‐Tailed Distribution of Blockbuster Punitive Damages Awards

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 11, Issue 2, pp. 350-377, 2014
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 12 Apr 2014
W. Kip Viscusi and Benjamin J. McMichael
Vanderbilt University - Law School and University of Alabama - School of Law
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The Demand for Healthcare Regulation: The Effect of Political Spending on Occupational Licensing Laws

Southern Economic Journal, Volume 84, Issue 1, Pages 297-316, 2017
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 28 May 2015 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2018
Benjamin J. McMichael
University of Alabama - School of Law
Downloads 88 (313,405)
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occupational licensing, interest group, political spending, nurse practitioner, physician assistant

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Healthcare Licensing and Liability

95 Indiana Law Journal (2020, Forthcoming), U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3357904
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 22 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 27 Sep 2019
Benjamin J. McMichael
University of Alabama - School of Law
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malpractice, medical liability, occupational licensing, scope of practice

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Scope-of-Practice Laws and Patient Safety: Evidence from the Opioid Crisis

U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3300365
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 14 Dec 2018
Benjamin J. McMichael
University of Alabama - School of Law
Downloads 68 (363,833)

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opioid, nurse practitioner, scope of practice, healthcare workforce

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Responses to Liability Immunization: Evidence from Medical Devices

U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3420311, FSU College of Law, Law, Business & Economics Paper No. 20-04
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 17 Jul 2019 Last Revised: 14 May 2020
Elissa Philip Gentry and Benjamin J. McMichael
Florida State University - College of Law and University of Alabama - School of Law
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Medical Device, Liability, FDA, Regulation

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State Created Fetal Harm

Georgetown Law Journal, 2021 Forthcoming, U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3554004
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 16 Mar 2020
Meghan Boone and Benjamin J. McMichael
Wake Forest University School of Law and University of Alabama - School of Law
Downloads 33 (492,854)

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reproductive rights, constitutional law, equal protection, empirical legal studies

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Technical Appendix to 'Healthcare Licensing and Liability'

Article published at 95 Ind. L.J. (2020, Forthcoming), U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3357906
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 22 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 27 Sep 2019
Benjamin J. McMichael
University of Alabama - School of Law
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Insuring Apologies

48 Fla. St. U.L. Rev. (2021 Forthcoming), U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3581801
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 22 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2020
Benjamin J. McMichael
University of Alabama - School of Law
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malpractice, healthcare, torts, apology, apology law

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Appendices to 'Beyond Physicians: The Effect of Licensing and Liability Laws on the Supply of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants'

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 25 Jul 2017
Benjamin J. McMichael
University of Alabama - School of Law
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Contaminated Relationships in the Opioid Crisis

72 Hastings Law Journal (2020 Forthcoming), U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3562764
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 30 Mar 2020
Benjamin J. McMichael and Elissa Philip Gentry
University of Alabama - School of Law and Florida State University - College of Law
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Opioids, opioid crisis, pharmaceutical company, opioid detailing