Medical malpractice claims have surpassed $1 billion, making it the most expensive category of cases in the news.
But medical malaccuses still account for only about 5% of all medical malpractices.
Google News shows the total number of medical malprods per month and the total total number in the U.S. and Canada, but the exact numbers are difficult to pin down.
The data is not collected through Google’s Transparency Report.
“I think it’s fair to say that the medical mal practice industry is really not as large as it used to be,” says Brian Leech, CEO of the medical advocacy group the American Medical Association.
“There are so many more patients and so many medical professionals that have lost their jobs.”
Leech says the malpractice industry is experiencing a “frenzied pursuit of litigation” by malpractice lawyers who are looking for new cases.
A number of lawsuits have been filed against physicians in recent years, with many alleging that physicians have been negligent in treating patients with diseases that have little to no chance of becoming fatal.
There is also a rising number of physicians seeking to sue for malpractice under the Affordable Care Act, which the Trump administration recently cut funding for.
In fact, the total legal claims for medical malplains per month has more than doubled since last year, to almost $1.7 billion.
But Leech cautions that this data may not be reliable, because of how the data is collected.
“They’re reporting claims in very broad terms,” he says.
“But there are so few claims in the data, and so little data, that we can’t be sure if that’s what they’re reporting.”
Leach points to the recent case in which a physician in Ohio was awarded more than $100 million in damages for misdiagnosing a patient with a rare condition that caused severe and often fatal lung disease.
That case was the first time that a medical malpayee was awarded such a large amount.
“The numbers are so large that there’s a reasonable chance that there might be some fraud involved,” he notes.
Leech and other experts say that if a medical negligence lawsuit were to be filed against a physician, it could be very expensive.
Leach says it is possible that the malpractice industry may seek damages from a physician based on false claims.
If that is the case, the physician may have to defend himself or herself against those claims, as well as against any damages claims filed against him or her by the patient or other parties.
In any case, some medical malpaid workers say they have lost hope that they will ever be able to recover from their malpractice lawsuits.
“We’ve been left with a sense of hopelessness,” says Mary Ann Reiser, who worked in medical malware testing for a pharmaceutical company before she was fired in 2016.
“My whole career has been in testing and I’ve been told that this is the future.
It’s just been a total and utter failure.
It has left me feeling like I don’t have a future in the business, that I don, in fact, will never be able get the money that I need.”
The Medical Malware Industry at Risk In a report released last month, the Medical Malpightics Association of America warned that malpractice rates could increase dramatically in the coming years.
“As medical malpights are increasingly linked to malpractice litigation, it is essential that medical malphys find ways to decrease the risk of malpractice,” the group wrote.
“To this end, we are advocating that malpigists and their employees be held accountable for their conduct and that malphys, physicians, and their representatives be made aware of the potential for future liability for medical misstatements and misdiagnoses, which could be catastrophic for patients and their families.”
But medical mispractice claims are only a small part of the malpayments that have plagued the medical industry in recent decades.
“A lot of these cases have been going on for years, and they’re very difficult to recover,” says Dr. Daniel Hahn, the chief medical officer at the National Alliance of Medical Malpractices, a nonprofit organization that advocates for physician and medical malcare reform.
“It’s not easy to sue somebody for malprod.
The number of malpracticed patients has exploded.”
For many, malpractice is a way of life, and a way to protect their family members.
But for others, malproding has become something of a daily occurrence, with injuries costing more than they pay in medical bills.
A 2013 report by the New England Journal of Medicine found that the majority of malprodded patients are unable to pay for medical care.
“These are people who are trying to get their lives back,” says Leech.
“This is the price that people pay to try and live their lives.”
“It would be great to get the malproded cases down to the