NEW JERSEYANS STAND BEHIND DOCTORS ON MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTIONS

Posted at 12:01 am February 12, 2003, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Healthcare, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

Last week, many of the state’s health care professionals temporarily shut their doors to protest the rising cost of medical malpractice insurance. New Jersey’s citizens stand behind this action, and they tend to blame excessive litigation and mismanaged insurance companies rather than incompetent care by doctors for the current problem. A majority of residents give their support to capping jury awards at $250,000 for “pain and suffering” in malpractice cases.

 

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