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Med-mal payouts drop to new low

Medical malpractice payments in 2011 were at their lowest level on record, with injured patients receiving an average of only $327,600, according to a new study by consumer watchdog Public Citizen. “The juxtaposition of declining medical malpractice payments and skyrocketing medical costs exposes bogus claims that reducing patients’ access to legal remedies will reduce costs,” said ...

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