What medical malpractice crisis?
The number of payments is dramatically down, and so is the amount of payments.
Nationwide, the number of payments physicians made for malpractice claims fell to 11,037 last year -- the lowest figure since the National Practitioner Data Bank began tracking data in 1990. Adjusted for inflation, the total $3.6 billion they paid was the second-lowest sum on record.
Source: Medical lawsuits radically declining » The Commercial Appeal
You know what question no one has answered? How many malpractice lawsuits should there be? “Reformers” argue tirelessly that there are too many, but they never tell us what the sweet spot is.