We wrap up our series on the declining number of court cases in Illinois with a closer look at the drop in medical malpractice cases. The truth is – there is no med mal crisis.
Medical malpractice lawsuits in Illinois are down 43% since 2003, which is a trend that is also seen nationwide, according to the Illinois Trial Lawyers’ Association. Further, only 3% of claims are medical malpractice.
One factor that has likely led to this decline is the relatively new requirement that a certificate of merit be obtained prior to the filing of a case, which requires a doctor to certify the case with a report indicating the claim is meritorious.
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