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AMA: Liability Claims Filed Nearly One Per Physician
Health Leaders Media

A report from the American Medical Association finds an average of 95 medical liability claims filed for every 100 physicians.

The report, released Tuesday, prompted renewed calls from the AMA for comprehensive national and state-level tort reforms.

“Even though the vast majority of claims are dropped or decided in favor of physicians, the understandable fear of meritless lawsuits can influence what specialty of medicine physicians practice, where they practice and when they retire,” says AMA Immediate Past-President J. James Rohack, MD.