The costs of medical liability insurance have risen 500 percent in the last five years in many areas of the United States? (The Record-Courier, 9/24/03)
Three out of four physicians responding to a Harris Ineteractive poll feel that concern about malpractice litigation has hurt their ability to provide quality care to patients?
Including insured and self-insured costs, the U.S. tort system cost $205 billion in 2001, more than 2 percent of the nation's gross domestic product? (Tillinghast-Towers Perrin, 2002)
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, doctors alone spent $6.3 billion on medical liability coverage in 2001?
Federal medical liability reform would save the federal government nearly $12 billion, according to the Congressional Budget Office, and reduce health care costs by up to $108 billion a year?