According to an article, medical malpractice lawsuits are not the major problem needed to be reformed in the health care debate. The article claims that “medical malpractice makes up a tiny percentage of overall healthcare costs,” contrary to popular opinion. Also, medical negligence lawsuits only make up six percent of the civil lawsuits in court. The article puts to rest the rumor that doctors premiums are raised by negligence claims. It states that negligence claims have dropped, while the premiums have continued to rise.
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