Physicians place blame for med-mal crisis

April 15, 2005

Physicians place slightly more blame on lawyers for the medical malpractice insurance crisis than the insurance industry, according to an informal survey conducted by Medical Economics (2/18/05).

Physicians place slightly more blame on lawyers for the medical malpractice insurance crisis than the insurance industry, according to an informal survey conducted by Medical Economics (2/18/05). The small Web-based poll found that 35% of respondents said that lawyers are to blame for the med-mal crisis. Another 32% agreed that the insurance industry is a major culprit in the crisis, and 31% thought insurers were just one of many villains. Only 2% said that the med-mal crisis is overblown.