Physicians place blame for med-mal crisis

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.