Unformatted text preview: care in his undertaking. The court is careful to make sure that even if a person has less than a 50% chance of survival, the caretakers are still liable because they don’t want to set the precedent that people with a low chance of survival will get improper care. This is to incentivize doctors to provide all with the same level of care. Defense : Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound Verdict : The defendants were negligent in not making the diagnosis of cancer. They reduced his chances of survival. Law and Economics Notes :...
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- Fall '07
- Economics, Supreme Court of the United States, Edith E. Herkovits