A new study by the Cromer Group, a respected Washington, D.C. polling group has shown that people are less likely to pursue medical malpractice claims today than a few years ago. In August, 2001, 81 percent of people polled said that their family had experienced a medical error. Of those, 88 percent considered suing but did not, and only 4 percent actually filed suit.
Asked whether anyone in the family filed a malpractice lawsuit in October of 1996, 7 percent said yes.
This report contains useful statistics about the frequency of medical malpractice suits between 1996 and 2001. To obtain a copy of the report, contact Kristy Mitchell at (215) 546-6451 or [email protected] .
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