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Prof. Brennan analyzed the causes of the current medical malpractice crisis, arguing that growing efforts to understand sources of medical error and systems failure should be linked to malpractice reform in a larger attempt to improve care. Dr. Brennan suggested reforms to reduce medical injuries and improve compensation for injured individuals.
The Deinard Memorial Lecture on Law & Medicine is co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota's Joint Degree Program in Law, Health & the Life Sciences and the Center for Bioethics. Support for the series comes from the law firm of Leonard Street and Deinard and the Deinard family.