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California Malpractice System Lecture by Dr. Ryan Abbott

Dr. Ryan Abbott, Associate Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School and Visiting Assistant Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, presents a lecture titled "California’s Malpractice System: Fair or Failed?" during Surgery Grand Rounds on August 27, 2014.

On August 27, 2014, Ryan Abbott, M.D., J.D., M.T.O.M., delivered a Grand Rounds Lecture to the UCLA Department of Surgery on medical malpractice. He discusses tort liability, the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act of 1975, and the upcoming California ballot proposition 46: "Drug and Alcohol Testing of Doctors. Medical Negligence Lawsuits. Initiative Statute." That proposition would increase the state’s cap on non-economic damages in medical negligence lawsuits, requiring drug and alcohol testing of doctors, and require health care practitioners to consult the state prescription drug history database before prescribing certain controlled substances.

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Ryan Abbott, M.D., J.D., M.T.O.M., is Associate Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School and Visiting Assistant Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He has served as a consultant on health care financing and regulation, intellectual property, and public health for international organizations, academic institutions and private enterprises including the World Health Organization and World Intellectual Property Organization. Professor Abbott has published widely on issues associated with health care law and intellectual property protection in legal, medical, and scientific peer-reviewed journals.


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