19th and 20th Century Medical Malpractice Timeline

19th and 20th Century Medical Malpractice Timeline

10-Fold Increase in Medical Malpractice Suit Rate (1840-1860)

1840 - 1860

Civil War (1861-1865) and Resulting Industrial Boom

1861 - 1865

Law of Negligence (1870)

1870

The Great Depression (1929-1940)

1929 - 1940

The New Deal (1934-1938)

1934 - 1938

World War II (1939-1945)

1939 - 1945

Malpractice Crisis of 1970

1970