Great news. Now, pass the savings along please.
If there was any doubt that tort reform in Texas has kept doctors out of the courthouse, consider this: Surgeons at the University of Texas Health Science Center were hit with 25 malpractice lawsuits in the decade before it passed in 2003.
Since then? Only three.
As expected, it also slashed their legal costs — from about $600,000 a year before the law was passed, to $500 a year since then.