THE LAW OF TORTS – It is often claimed that the fear of malpractice litigation leads to defensive medicine. Although this is a common complaint, it is not quite clear what defensive medicine actually is. Fear of litigation can lead to some good practices: better record keeping, politeness in dealing with patients, clearer communication, and double checking. On the other hand there is concern that doctors are over-cautious. – What do you think? Answer the question referring to the development of tort law in the area of medical negligence.