Most doctors are sued for medical malpractice at least once during their careers. The physician successfully defends the lawsuit 90 percent of the time when it goes to trial.
In 2013, Ohio medical care providers paid out $5.45 million per capita in medical malpractice claims, virtually identical to the sum from the previous year ($5.46M). At first glance this may seem like a big number, but how does it stack up to other states?
Earlier this week we discussed how a Florida court ruling helps restore patients' rights after they suffer injuries from medical malpractice. We pondered whether America has finally reached the high-water mark for tort reform, after realizing that it's wrong to blame medical malpractice lawsuits for exorbitant health care costs.
Last week, the Florida Supreme Court struck down a $1 million cap on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases. The decision may or may not have caught the attention of people in Ohio, but it should have.
In Florida, five lawyers have recently filed separate lawsuits in state and federal courts in an effort to overturn a new law designated to better protect doctors facing medical malpractice lawsuits.
Last week, we discussed recent evidence that medical malpractice litigation has a consistently positive impact on American healthcare. This post picks up where we left off last time.
A recent editorial in the New York Times spotlights the benefits to patients and consumers that result from medical malpractice litigation. Advocates of so-called tort reform have been mounting a strong campaign that has been successful in many states.
Medical malpractice reform is always a hot topic, especially in an election year like 2012. Irrespective of your political preference, it's important for you to get the facts when it comes tort reform so you can take an informed stance on the issue.