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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Creighton University School of Law

Monday, February 27, 2006

Medical Malpractice Crisis:

The Washington Monthly's Kevin Drum reports that medical malpractice insurance premiums are steady for this year, and thus, the end of the "medical malpractice crisis" may be at hand.  He cites to a report from the Americans for Insurance Reform, which  states,

Contrary to the medical and insurance lobbies’ message — that medical malpractice lawsuits and claims were to blame for the increase in insurance rates — the fact is that in 2001, commercial property insurance rates jumped across the board. In other words, rate hikes for doctors were only a small part of a much larger insurance problem that affected homeowners, motorists and all kinds of policyholders..

Gosh, what will lawmakers do now . . . . [bm]

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