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Drs. / Malpractice Insurance #36061

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 28, 1975
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(Studio) Legal issue of malpractice suits becoming major problem for doctors By tomorrow, 8000 California doctors must pay 100% increase in malpractice insurance premiums or lose malpractice coverage.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Los Angeles, California) Patients suing for malpractice with incring. frequency; neurosurgeons especially susceptible to malpractice suits. [Neurosurgeon Dr. M. Ray ROGERS - says he and associate must pay $38,500 each yr. for malpractice insurance]
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

(NYC) [President American Ins. Association Lawrence JONES - knows of no insurance company that wants to continue writing medical malpractice insurance under present system.]
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson

(Los Angeles, California) [California Attorney General Evelle YOUNGER - proposes fund be set up and any patient suffering adverse result could make claim on fund.] [American Medical Association president Dr. Malcolm TODD - wants medical profession to assure public that incompetent doctors will be removed from profession.] Some lawyers say cts. only place malpractice victims can get fair shake.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

Geer, Stephen;
Jackson, Gregory;
Smith, Howard K.

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