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  NCJ Number: NCJ 203098     Find in a Library
  Title: Medical Malpractice Trials and Verdicts in Large Counties, 2001
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Thomas H. Cohen J.D.
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 04/2004
  Page Count: 2
  Annotation: This document presents findings on medical malpractice cases disposed of by jury and bench trial in general jurisdiction courts in the Nation’s 75 largest counties during 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).
  Main Term(s): Medical malpractice ; Court studies
  Index Term(s): Medical and dental services ; Medicolegal considerations ; Legal liability ; Medical fraud ; Legal malpractice ; Malpractice litigation
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: BJS Civil Justice Data Brief
   
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