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Symptoms of Lawsuit Abuse - Get the Facts

Lawsuit abuse affects all Americans on different levels. Read examples of lawsuit abuse.

  • 80% of Americans say personal injury attorneys take too much of their clients’ winnings.

  • 76% of Americans believe medical liability lawsuits threaten access to quality healthcare for families.

  • 74% of Americans describe medical liability issue as crisis or major problem.

  • By 61% to 22% margin, Americans say lawsuits against doctors result in wealthy lawyers rather than improved quality of care for patients.

  • Lawsuit costs passed on to consumers add up to nearly $721 per year for every person in America today.

  • Because of litigation fears, 79% of doctors said they had ordered more tests than they would based only on professional judgment of what is medically needed.

  • It takes at least a year to resolve most lawsuits, and delays of three to five years are not uncommon. Unfortunately, injured people with legitimate claims can wait years before their cases go to trial.

  • An estimated $20 billion per year is spent on unnecessary test procedures designed only to guard doctors and hospitals against malpractice claims.

  • Almost half of the money spent by physician insurers goes towards defending cases that ultimately are closed without compensation paid to the claimant.

Lawsuit Abuse Makes Us Sick
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