Sunday, October 28, 2007

Pennsylvania: Is Medical Malpractice Crisis Over?

The jury is still out on this one, but Philadelphia's Bulletin just published an article titled, Critics Dispute Rendell's Assertion Malpractice Crisis?Has Come To End.

A few facts:
"Mr. Rendell, a Democrat who has vocally opposed Republican-led efforts to cap damage awards and lawyers' contingency fees in medical liability cases told reporters and health care experts at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia that a number of policy changes made since 2002 have contributed to a decline in medical malpractice litigation in the state.
Such lawsuits contribute to the cost of business for physicians who pay hefty premiums for medical malpractice insurance. Doctors in Pennsylvania must have at least $1 million in malpractice coverage."
Read entire article here.

The Houston Chronicle has article on the same topic and provides some dollar amounts.
Gov: Pa. Medical Malpractice Costs Drop

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