Medical Malpractice Needs an Overhaul

Changes in medical malpractice laws are coming soon.

The system as it stands is considered broken and is blamed for contributing to driving up the cost of medical care.

Each year, physicians faced a 7.4 percent likelihood of facing a claim, but only 1.6 percent of claims received a payment, either through a settlement or jury award. Nonetheless, defending and insuring against these claims is costly for doctors.

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