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Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

The medical malpractice insurance "crisis" results not from out-of-control juries or overly-litigious plaintiffs and their attorneys, but rather is simply the result of epidemic levels of negligence among physicians. The myth that the liability system is to blame for high premiums facing doctors creates opportunities for insurance companies to restrict plaintiffs' access to courtrooms and to limit the amount of compensation they may receive after proving negligence. This article examines and debunks the leading myths regarding the so-called "crisis" and presents several suggestions that may improve the healthcare provided to patients nationwide.

First Page

563

Last Page

594

Publication Date

7-1-2006

Department

Other

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

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Law Commons

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