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Medical Malpractice: Staggering Numbers Of Preventable Deaths in Chicago And Elsewhere

It has been widely reported that more then 98,000 people die as a result of preventable medical malpractice each year. More people die each month in the United States from medical errors then were killed in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Medical Malpractice has become a vogue issue again as lawmakers talk of limiting the rights of patients who have been injured by negligent doctors and hospitals. The problem with the American health care system isnt medical malpractice lawsuits, its the medical erros themselves. According to a major report from tort reform advocates, if congress eliminated medical malpractice claims it would hardly make a dent in the overall cost of health care in America. Tort reform is not the answer to out of control health care costs.