Nora Engstrom, ‘Bridging the Gap in the Justice Gap literature’

Joanna Shepherd, Justice in Crisis: Victim Access to the American Medical Liability System, Emory Legal Studies Research Paper 12-222 (2012) available at SSRN. When we think about access to justice, we don’t tend to think about personal injury victims. Indeed, I recently completed a review of legal needs surveys from seventeen states, conducted between 2007 and 2012. Attempting to measure the citizenry’s ‘level of access to the civil justice system’, the surveys generally asked about all manner of legal issues: consumer problems, housing problems, health problems, employment problems, family problems, and problems obtaining public benefits. Yet out of these seventeen studies, only four inquired about accidents …” (more)

[Nora Engstrom, JOTWELL, 6 May]

First posted 2013-05-06 11:58:48

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