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Basic Patient Safety Reforms Would Save 85,000 Lives and $35 Billion a year, Public Citizen Report Says


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(12/3/10) TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT MEDICAL MALPRACTICE 2010-12-02 pdf document [213 KB]

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(3/8/07) Administrative Compensation: A Move in the Wrong Direction pdf document [83 KB]

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(3/8/07) Medical Errors: The Real Crisis pdf document [60 KB]

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(3/8/07) Medical Malpractice: Rates in Decline pdf document [71 KB]

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(3/8/07) Patient Safety Should be Priority #1 pdf document [61 KB]

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(3/8/07) The Hidden Costs of "Health Courts" pdf document [54 KB]

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(3/8/07) With Health Courts 90 Percent of Victims Get Nothing pdf document [60 KB]

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(4/17/06) S. 1784 Encourages Providers and Insurers to Voluntarily Report Medical Errors, Apologize and Make Good-faither Offers of Compensation pdf document [83 KB]

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(3/3/06) States Without Medical Malpractice Damage Caps Have Better Emergency and More of It pdf document [26 KB]

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(12/2/05) Comprehensive Survey Finds Washington, DC Medical Society Significantly Lowballs the Number of OB/GYNs in the District pdf document [30 KB]

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(12/1/05) Comparison of Medical Malpractice Facts in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia pdf document [33 KB]

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(7/26/05) H.R. 5: Restricts Patients’ Rights and Shields Special Interests from Liability pdf document [88 KB]

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(7/26/05) Payments for Malpractice Judgments Decline Since 2000 pdf document [121 KB]

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(5/17/05) S. 354: Restricting Patients' Rights and Shielding Special Interests From Liability Will Not Stop the Spike in Medical Malpractice Insurance Rates pdf document [37 KB]

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(4/19/05) Medical Malpractice Payout Trends 1991 thru 2004

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(8/5/04) The Inequitable Impact of Non-Economic Damage Caps: Studies Demonstrate Severely Injured and Women Hurt the Most pdf document [31 KB]

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(5/11/04) The "HEALTH" Act of 2004 (H.R. 4280): Congress Should Act to Reduce Medical Errors, Not Reduce Compensation to Injured Patients pdf document [23 KB]

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(4/5/04) States with Medical Malpractice Damage Caps Have Less Access to Trauma Care pdf document [22 KB]

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(4/5/04) Why Doctors Practice Where They Do: Quality of Life, Not Caps On Damages pdf document [41 KB]

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(2/18/04) A Symposium on Medical Malpractice Issues in Maryland pdf document [162 KB]

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(2/18/04) Anesthesiologists' Experience Shows Patient Safety Efforts Do More than Damage Caps to Reduce Lawsuits and Insurance Premiums pdf document [32 KB]

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(2/18/04) Study by U.S. General Accounting Office Finds Rising Malpractice Permiums Have Not Affected Consumers' Access to Health Care pdf document [18 KB]

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(7/8/03) Investigative Reports, Independent Researchers Agree: Caps Won’t Solve Medical Malpractice "Crisis"

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(7/8/03) Medical Malpractice Update in Florida pdf document [39 KB]

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(7/8/03) Medical Malpractice Update in Montana pdf document [39 KB]

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(7/8/03) Medical Malpractice Update in New Jersey pdf document [39 KB]

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(7/8/03) Medical Malpractice Update in Rhode Island pdf document [39 KB]

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(7/8/03) Medical Malpractice Update in South Carolina pdf document [39 KB]

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(7/8/03) Medical Malpractice Update in Vermont pdf document [35 KB]

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(7/8/03) Medical Malpractice Update in West Virginia pdf document [39 KB]

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(7/8/03) New 2002 Government Data Dispute Malpractice Lawsuit “Crisis” pdf document [41 KB]

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(7/7/03) S. 11-- Senate Medical Malpractice Legislation -- Restricts Patients’ Rights to Protect Special Interests

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(6/13/03) Federal Statistician Warns Against Citing Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Payout Averages

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(3/31/03) The Costs of Medical Malpractice to Patients and Consumers Versus the Cost to Doctors pdf document [48 KB]

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(3/26/03) Mayor Williams’ D.C. Medical Malpractice Proposal: A Replica of the Draconian House Republican Bill

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(3/26/03) S. 607 – Senate Medical Malpractice Legislation - Restricting Patients’ Rights to Protect Special Interests

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(3/19/03) National Organizations Opposed to Federal Medical Malpractice Legislation

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(3/10/03) In Their Own Words … The American Medical Association on Medical Malpractice

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(3/4/03) Quick Facts on Medical Malpractice Issues

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(2/26/03) AMA’s Palmisano Earns 83 Times Per Day What He Wants Medical Malpractice Survivors to Be Compensated

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(2/26/03) H.R. 5 and Medical Malpractice: Congress Should Act to Reduce Medical Errors, Not Reduce Compensation to Injured Patients

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(2/7/03) Insurance Companies and Their Lobbyists Admit It: Caps on Damages Won’t Lower Insurance Premiums

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(2/5/03) Consumer, Legal and Insurance Experts Available to Discuss Malpractice Crisis

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(1/23/03) Backgrounder on the Ann Marie Chaffins Medical Malpractice Case

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(1/16/03) The Bush Administration’s Malpractice Misdiagnosis

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(1/14/03) Medical Malpractice Award Trends: Should You Believe Doctors or Government Sources?

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(1/9/03) Consumer Advocates Fire Back at Medical and Insurance Industries for Malpractice Crisis

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(9/25/02) Stopping Repeat Offenders: The Key to Cutting Medical Malpractice Costs

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(9/24/02) U.S. House to Consider Anti-Patient Medical Negligence Bill on Thursday Sept. 26, 2002

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(9/23/02) H.R. 4600 and Medical Malpractice: Congress Should Act to Reduce Medical Errors, Not Reduce Compensation to Injured Patients

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(7/29/02) Medical Malpractice: Bush & Congress Should Act to Reduce Medical Errors, Not Reduce Compensation to Injured Patients


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