History of Tort Law

Early Roots of Tort Law

Beginning of Common Law 1066

1066

William the Conqueror - King of England

1068 - 1087

King Henry I of England 1100

1100 - 1135

King Henry II

1154 - 1189

English Colonization to North America

1620

Sir William Blackstone

1769

Tenfold increase in medical malpractice

1840 - 1860

American Medical Association Founded

1847

Civil War - Industrial Boom

1861 - 1865

Negligence - Tort law

1870

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

1881

Medical Malpractice Crisis of 1970

1970