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Statistics about medical malpractice cases

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  • General medical malpractice statistics in the USA:
    • Plaintiffs claiming malpractice who had suffered death or permanent injury made up 90% of medical malpractice trials in 75 of the largest counties in the US 2001 (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
    • Nearly 50% of malpractice trials were against surgeons in 75 of the largest counties in the US 2001 (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
    • Nearly 33% of malpractice trials were against nonsurgeons in 75 of the largest counties in the US 2001 (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
    • Plaintiffs won 27% of medical malpractice cases in 75 of the largest counties in the US 2001 (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
    • 18,999 medical malpractice payment reports were made in the US 2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)
    • 70.4% of reports against practitioners were medical malpractice payment reports in the US 2002 (2002 Annual Report, National Practitioner Data Bank, US DHHS)

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