Further developing the "early offer" idea, see Jeffrey O'Connell
& Evan stephenson, Binding Statutory Early Offers by Defendants,
Not Plaintiffs, in Personal Injury Suits, 54 Depaul L. Rev. 233 (2005).
For an innovative proposal to streamline malprctice litigation
according to the level of damages sought by plaintiffs, see Ralph
Peeples & Catherine T. Harris, Learning to Crawl: The Use of
Voluntary Caps on Damages in Medical Malpractice Litigation, 54 Cath.
U. L. Rev. 703 (2005).
For additional discussion of ADR in medical malpractice generally,
see Edward P. Richards & Thomas R. McLean, Administrative
Compensation for Medical Malpractice Injuries: Reconciling the Brave
New World of Patient Safety and the Torts System, 49 St. L. U. L. J. 73
(2004); Eleanor D. Kinnery, Administrative Law Approaches to Medical
Malpractice Reform, 49 St. L. U. L. J. 45 (2004).
For analysis of a range of procedural reforms, including screening panels and special courts, see Catherine T. Struve, Doctors, The Adversary System, and Procedural Reform in Medical Liability Litigation, 72 Fordham L. Rev. 944 (2004).
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