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Pub. Type:
Report
Title:
Medical Malpractice Trials and Verdicts in Large Counties, 2001
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Subtitle/Series Name:
Civil Justice Survey of State Courts, 2001
Abstract:
Information is provided on the types of injuries claimed by plaintiffs, plaintiff winners, and compensatory and punitive monetary damages awarded to plaintiff winners in medical malpractice trials. Trend data for medical malpractice jury trial litigation in 1992, 1996, and 2001 are also presented. Highlights include the following: (1) 90 percent of medical malpractice trials involved plaintiffs that claimed malpractice had caused death or permanent injury; (2) about half of the sampled medical malpractice trials were brought against surgeons, while a third were against non-surgeons; and (3) the overall win rate for medical malpractice plaintiffs (27 percent) was about half of that found among plaintiffs in all tort trials (52 percent). source
Issue/No.:
NCJ 203098
Producer:
United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
Place of Production:
Washington, DC

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