Negligence Lawsuit Against Healthcare Provider


This civil matter involving allegations of patient overtreatment settled.

Counsel for a healthcare provider retained Cornerstone Research and Professor Daniel Kessler of Stanford University to review allegations of patient overtreatment and support a counterclaim lawsuit alleging false advertising and defamation.

Professor Kessler’s analysis found no evidence of a pattern or practice of patient overtreatment during the time period at issue.

Professor Kessler analyzed claims data and benchmarked our client against other comparable providers. His analysis showed that our client’s cost per patient was less than the other providers, even when controlling for patient age. In addition, while the other providers’ cost per patient increased over time, our client’s costs declined.

The case settled favorably for our client.

For additional information on this case, contact Samid Hussain or Mike DeCesaris.

Case Expert

Daniel P. Kessler

Professor of Political Economy, Stanford Graduate School of Business;
Professor of Law, Stanford Law School;
Professor (by courtesy) of Health Research and Policy, Stanford School of Medicine;
Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution and Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Stanford University;
Senior Advisor, Cornerstone Research