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Sick of Lawsuits? You Should Be!

It’s True . . .

79% of Americans are concerned that frivolous lawsuits have made it harder for them and their families to get affordable healthcare. And the problem doesn’t stop there.

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; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, March 3, 2003; Confronting the New Health Care Crisis: Improving Healthcare Quality and Lowering Costs by Fixing Our Medical Liability System, 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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