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  The Price of Medical Malpractice is Small Compared
to the Cost of Medical Errors



Price of Medical Malpractice

Total of CA Health Providers' Medical Malpractice Premiums Paid in 2002:      $797.5 Million
Annual Costs Resulting from Preventable Medical Errors in CA Hospitals:        $2.046–$3.490 Billion

Source: Medical Malpractice Briefing Book: Challenging the Misleading Claims of the Doctors' Lobby,
Public Citizen Congress Watch, rev. August 2004

Republished with permission of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.