Medical Malpractice

The Truth About the Cost of Medical Malpractice Claims

Fred Schultz, Esq. With all the debate over healthcare costs, talking about malpractice claims and their cost always finds its way into the conversation. Just the other day I overheard someone telling a doctor friend, “Well, you’re going to have to be paying so much for all those malpractice costs.” Malpractice gets a bad rap. Not really because it entails injured people–quite the opposite. “Malpractice” has become synonymous with a gag-reflex of “frivolous,” “greedy,” and “unnecessary.” Ironically, between these words there is no concern over terrible, unjust injury of innocent people, or the fact that at least 100,000 people die …

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