Below is a link to a press release regarding a new custom valuation service for medical malpractice lawsuits, MedMal Reports:

Press Release: Cambridge Economics Group Announces Medmal ReportsTM

West Des Moines, Iowa, September 15, 2007:  Cambridge Economics Group today announced a new custom valuation service for medical malpractice lawsuits. The service, MedMal ReportsTM, is provided through the company’s recently launched Internet site,

The new service is targeted at lawyers who are involved in medical malpractice cases. “A Medmal ReportTM gives an attorney a complete picture of the range of likely settlements and judgments in a medical malpractice lawsuit,” said Dr. David M. Frankel, founder and Chief Economist of CEG. “It is an invaluable tool for an attorney on either side who wants to negotiate a settlement. It can also be used to decide on an appropriate budget for a case.”

The reports are written simply and clearly, using colorful charts and plain English.  The company has been granted a provisional patent on its software from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  The company’s web site also offers a competitively priced Case Search service.

Cambridge Economics Group was founded in 2004 to provide economic and statistical analysis in complex litigation settings, including antitrust, intellectual property, regulation, and personal injury. Its offices are located in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Dr. Frankel is a tenured economics professor at Iowa State University and has been a visiting professor at Cornell and Stanford. His research has appeared in leading economics journals such as Econometrica and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. Dr. Frankel received his Ph.D. in economics from M.I.T. in 1993. He has an M.S. in sociology from Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and an A.B. in mathematics from Harvard. Prior to joining the faculty at Iowa State, Dr. Frankel taught for eight years at Tel Aviv University.