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In Depth (Medical Malpractice Insurance) Part II #718793

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jan 03, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(New York: Kelly O’Donnell) Ways doctors are trying to cope with the rising cost of medical malpractice insurance examined; details given about the California law which puts caps on awards for malpractice suits; statistics cited. [Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Don KOVALSKY††, cancer patient Ron PITCH‡- describe how the high costs affect them.] [Health Care Liability Alliance Christian SHALGIAN†- says caps would stabilize malpractice premiums.] [Association of Trial Lawyers of America Mary ALEXANDER†- says insurance companies who made bad investments are raising premiums to compensate.]

Brokaw, Tom;
O’Donnell, Kelly

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