All over the country reports are coming in that Medical Malpractice lawsuits are down tremendously, despite the insurance lobby propaganda. In Pennsylvania, for example, medical malpractice lawsuits are down 38% since 2002 and in Philadelphia by 52%. Furthermore, two of the largest insurance carriers in the state for that kind of coverage are decreasing their rates and since 2002, 57 new carriers are offering policies to doctors.
It’s a shame that the misinformation about this continues and no one really knows the truth about personal injury or medical malpractice litigation unless they unfortunately have to go through it. It is not a jackpot or lottery system and most insurance defense lawyers will tell you that not only are the great majority of jury verdicts in favor of doctors but both the number of lawsuits and the actual dollar amount of verdicts are down substantially.
For more information on this subject, please refer to the section on Medical Malpractice and Negligent Care.