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InsiderOnline Blog: December 2004

Poster Child for Med Mal Problem

Maryland Public Policy Institute has a new study out on medical malpractice reform. From the press release:

According to the Maryland Hospital Association and the state's largest malpractice insurer, the Old Line State has become a poster child for the med-mal problem. Nowhere is the crisis in malpractice more evident than in obstetrics, where 70 percent of physicians have been sued at least once. For OB-GYNs, the average settlement exceeds $1 million; this year the average malpractice premium will reach $150,000, despite the lack of evidence that the state's obstetricians are careless or negligent.

Posted on 12/09/04 12:03 PM by Mary Katherine Ham

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