A July 6, 2018 paper in SSRN, from experienced investigators, provides an apparently notable body of evidence about medical malpractice claiming in Indiana. It is: Medical Malpractice Litigation and the Market for Representation: Evidence from Indiana. From this page of SSRN:
“Medical Malpractice Litigation and the Market for Representation: Evidence from Indiana
19 Pages Posted: 6 Jul 2018
Date Written: June 29, 2018
How concentrated is the market for medical malpractice (med mal) legal representation, whether for plaintiffs or defendants? How often do plaintiffs proceed pro se, and with what results? Do successful lawyers start off with better cases to begin with or do they add more value to the cases — or both? Building on earlier work involving Illinois, we use a dataset of every med mal case filed in Indiana during 1976-2014 to identify the 3,324 plaintiff-side firms and 784 defense-side firms that handle these cases. We stratify these firms into three tiers and compare case outcomes with different tier match-ups. Finally, we use propensity score weighting to place some boundaries on the effect of representation on the chances of prevailing and on total recovery.
Keywords: pro se, represented, market for representation