This Reasonably Speaking podcast episode explores one aspect of our ongoing project, Restatement of the Law Third, Torts: Concluding Provisions. Specifically, we’ll be discussing medical malpractice.

Torts was one of the first Restatements completed by The American Law Institute. Now in the Third series, nearly 90 years later, medical malpractice has never been included in any Restatement series until now. Led by Restatement Reporter Michael Green, the participants will discuss why now is a particularly opportune time for ALI to take on this unruly subject.



Michael Green

Reporter, Torts: Miscellaneous Provisions, Torts: Medical Malpractice

Michael Green is a nationally and internationally recognized torts teacher and scholar. In August 2018, he received the ABA's Robert B. McKay Award for outstanding contributions to the field of torts. He has also received the William L. Prosser award from the AALS and the John G. Fleming Memorial Prize for Torts Scholarship jointly with Professor William C. Powers, Jr., of the University of Texas. Green served as Co-Reporter for the Restatement (Third) of Torts: Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm and for Apportionment of Liability with Professor Powers. They were jointly named the R. Ammi Cutter Reporters by the ALI from 2011 to 2015.

Mark Hall

Reporter, Torts: Medical Malpractice

Mark Hall is the Fred D. and Elizabeth L. Turnage Professor of law and the Director of Health and Law Policy program at Wake Forest Law. Professor Hall is one of the nation's leading scholars in the areas of health care law, public policy, and bioethics. The author or editor of twenty books, including Making Medical Spending Decisions (Oxford University Press), and Health Care Law and Ethics (Aspen), he is currently engaged in research in the areas of health care reform, access to care by the uninsured, and insurance regulation. Prof. Hall has published scholarship in the law reviews at Berkeley, Chicago, Duke, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Stanford, and his articles have been reprinted in a dozen casebooks and anthologies. 

Laura Sigman

Children’s National Health System

Laura Sigman, M.D., J.D., is an Emergency Medicine physician, Director of Legal and Policy Coordination of Emergency Medicine for Children’s National Health System, and Principal and Founder of MD|JD Associates. She excels at providing in-depth analysis and advice on issues that bridge law and medicine.

Shanin Specter

Kline & Specter

Shanin Specter is founding partner of Kline & Specter, P.C. and a one of the premier trial lawyers in the U.S. He has obtained more than 200 jury verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million and more than 50 case resolutions—16 verdicts—greater than $10 million. Among his verdicts are $153 million against a major automaker and $109 million against an electric power company. Shanin's legal victories have included news making, industry-changing cases involving medical malpractice, defective products, medical devices, premises liability, motor vehicle accidents and general negligence.

Jennifer Morinigo

The American Law Institute


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