Why So Litigious?

There's an interesting question that's left unanswered — and often unasked — in the debate over tort reform: Why do people decide to file lawsuits, and why not? Anger, activism, revenge and reform all play a role.

Guests: Eva Rodriguez, editor-in-chief, Legal Times Todd Smith, president, Association of Trial Lawyers Association of America; practices Personal Injury law in Chicago

Dr. Gerald Hickson, director, Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center; associate dean for Clinical Affairs

Dr. Albert Wu associate professor of Health Policy and Management and Medicine at Johns Hopkins University

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