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What is happening with medical malpractices claims recently?

People who are injured by a medical professional might choose to seek compensation for the damages they suffered. This isn't a ploy to get rich quick. Instead, it is a way to help get the financial means to pay for things that you need but didn't prepare for because you never expected to get hurt by a medical professional.

When you file a medical malpractice lawsuit, you might wonder what will happen. A recent study shows some good news for you -- payouts are increasing for these lawsuits.

Why are medical malpractice payouts getting higher?

Fewer medical malpractice lawsuits are being filed across the nation. This means that there is potentially more more to pay for the cases that are being filed. The study conducted recently shows that payouts for claims against physicians are down by 55.7 percent overall. During the study period, the amount of each claim paid went up by approximately $1 million per claim.

Why is this all happening?

Some people speculate that there are fewer lawyers who are taking on these complex cases. Others speculate that medical malpractice reform might have an impact on it. It could also be that the lawyers who handle these cases are being a bit more discerning about which cases they accept.

Regardless of the cause, this is good news for people who have valid claims. These individuals might find that they aren't getting blocked by a system that is bogged down by frivolous claims. Instead, they are able to work toward getting the compensation they need for their injuries.

Source: FindLaw, "Study: Payouts Are up in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits," Christopher Coble, Esq., accessed April 21, 2017

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