Medical Liability Crisis

Main Points

  • Billions of dollars in defensive medicine are driving up the costs of health care for everyone and harming patients.
  • The lack of medical liability limits is directly linked to workforce shortages in medicine, especially among specialists needed to see patients in the emergency department.
  • Texas medical liability reforms are a model for the nation.
  • ACEP supports H.R. 157 and S. 1099 in Congress to reform the nation’s liability system.
  • Health care reform is incomplete without meaningful liability reform.

Medical Liability Fact Sheet

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