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Medical malpractice payments declining

Data show declining legal costs, declining payments to injured parties, and a low rate of compensation, even for cases resulting in death.
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Malpractice payments drop for seventh consecutive year

The number of malpractice payments made on behalf of doctors in 2010 is the lowest on record since the consumer watchdog group Public Citizen began tracking these payments in 1990, yet health care costs continue to rise.
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Watchdog group claims California not disciplining dangerous docs

Public Citizen has alerted California Gov. Jerry Brown that the state's medical board has failed to take action against more than 700 health care providers who were disciplined for wrongdoing between September 1990 and the end of 2009.
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Malpractice payouts continue to fall

According to the watchdog group Public Citizen, medical malpractice payouts continued to fall across the country last year and account for a minuscule portion of health-care costs.
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