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Resource ID: #12318
Subject: Doctors
Source: Herald-Leader (Lexington, Ky.)
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Date: 9-May-93

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Doctors and most others think medical malpractice suits are a major factor behind rising health-care costs, but the Herald-Leader found that the numbers don't add up. A computer-assisted investigation found that doctors are rarely socked with multimillion dollar judgments and a small group of doctors who have lost or settled more than one malpractice claim is responsible for nearly a third of all payments during the last five years.

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