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FNC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 17, 2004
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(Studio: Rick Folbaum) Report introduced.

(No location given: Steve Brown) The debate over capping medical malpractice awards for pain & suffering examined; details given about the high cost of malpractice insurance premiums, which forced Samaritan Hospital in Macon, Georgia, to close its maternity ward. [Expectant mother Stephanie MARSH†, MAN - comment.] [Samaritan Hospital CEO Bernard ORMAN†, obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Julie WOOD†- describe the impact of high malpractice insurance.] [Lisa GOURLEY†- describes the malpractice lawsuit she won; says the capped settlement will not pay for her child’s projected medical expenses.]

Reporter(s):
Folbaum, Rick;
Brown, Steve
Duration:
00:04:00

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