As the Death Toll Rises, House Bill 1064 Seeks to Limit Liability for Physicians

By:  Sandra S. Neuman, President Elect Two interesting news items pertaining to medical malpractice crossed my desk this week.  The first was a study by two Johns Hopkins physicians who examined the problem of death by medical error.  According to the study, medical error was the third leading cause of death, behind heart disease and cancer.  As astounding as this fact is alone, it was noted that a very real problem exists in accurately calculating death due to medical negligence.  Statistics on death are gathered annually by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  However, the data is compiled

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