by AMA Release on Aug 3, 2010
On average there is nearly one medical liability claim for every physician. This is one cost driver of higher medical fees passed on to consumers.
The AMA reports the high number of claims is not an indication of medical error but rather an over litigious legal system and bolsters the case for needed national and state liability reform. Which medical specialties are sued the most? Read more at www.ama-assn.org