New Study Proves Frivolous Medical Malpractice Suits Are a Myth
The argument that health care costs continue to rise due to frivolous lawsuits is a myth. According to a new study by the American Medical Association, less than 5 of percent medical malpractice cases make it to trial. Of those cases, nearly 80 were judged in favor of the physician, according to valawyersweekly.com.
The study included all claims closed by a professional liability insurer, (i.e. a medical malpractice insurance company) from 2002 to 2005. Of the 5 percent of cases that went to trial, only 4.5 percent ended with a trial verdict.
Medical Malpractice at Pope & Howard, P.C.
At Pope & Howard, we already know that medical negligence is a difficult area of practice, yet we are willing to take on the challenge. Our experienced attorneys always conduct a thorough investigation before accepting a case. This includes a comprehensive analysis of all medical records and past consultations with physicians.
Since partnering in 2005, Marc Howard and Geoff Pope have achieved numerous million-dollar recoveries, and more importantly, have secured patient safety measures at Georgia’s major health care facilities.
If you or someone you know has suffered as a result of medical negligence, schedule a consultation with Pope & Howard, P.C. by calling (404) 994-4486 or contact us via email.