Tuesday, May 5, 2015
New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers Provide Vital Help to Victims
In MedPage Today, writer Shannon Firth discusses a trend in medical malpractice payments, as reported by consumer group, Public Citizen. The report cites data from the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB), which show that the amount of payments made to malpractice victims or their families had gone up slightly in 2013 compared to 2012 figures, but was far less than the amount paid in 2001. What Public Citizen found alarming about this was that the number of malpractice incidence has not gone down, and, according to them, ""the actual crisis over avoidable medical errors is worse than we ever knew. Public Citizen believes the decline in medical malpractice payments was the result of intense clamor by medical practitioners to set caps on medical malpractice payments, which the consumer group finds disturbing.