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Medical Malpractice Payments Reach New Low

According to an article by Public Citizen, medical malpractice payments are at an all-time low in 2008, but this record does not imply that medical practice health standards have improved. The article claims that between three and seven Americans die every year from medical errors for every one who receives a payment for any malpractice claim.” It also claims that the vast majority of medical malpractice victims receive no compensation whatsoever. In 2008, 80% of medical malpractice payouts went to patients involved with serious physical damages.

Read more about the depletion of medical malpractice payments here.