Sick of Lawsuits? You should be!
Sick of Lawsuits? You Should Be!

79% of Americans are concerned that frivolous lawsuits have made it harder for them and their families to get affordable healthcare.

And they’re right. Did you know …?

  • $70 - 126 billion would be saved in healthcare costs per year by limiting unreasonable jury awards. ("Do Doctors Practice Defensive Medicine?" Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1996; Confronting the New Health Care Crisis: Improving Health Care Quality and Lowering Costs by Fixing Our Medical Liability System, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, July 24, 2002)
  • Quality of and access to healthcare is being threatened in many states. The American Medical Association has identified 20 states as presently facing a medical liability crisis. (American Medical Association, May 16, 2005)
  • $50 billion is spent each year on unnecessary test procedures designed only to guard doctors and hospitals against malpractice claims. ("Do Doctors Practice Defensive Medicine?" Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1996)
  • 92.4 percent of high-risk medical specialists said that liability pressures were important in their decision to stop providing certain services. (American Medical Association, April 3, 2003)

 

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Sick of Lawsuits is a nonpartisan, grassroots campaign of Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse that works to highlight the negative impact of lawsuits on our health care, to promote meaningful reforms, and challenge those that abuse our legal system at the expense of consumers.