Kentucky doctors are not leaving the state because of medical malpractice suits

07/15/2009 | Medical Malpractice

Seems my recent post about medical malpractice verdicts in Kentucky got at least one reader stirred up enough to post a comment telling me I was wrong.  Well.... I'm not.  

Kentucky doctors are not leaving the state because of medical malpractice suits (net loss of 19 doctors between 2000 and 2002).  And medical malpractice premiums are not a large part of physician's overhead (less that 4% of revenue goes to insurance--physician salaries are 63% of overhead).  

But those who want to limit injured patient's rights have never let the facts stand in their way.  The phrase "sometimes wrong, but never in doubt comes to mind."  

If your really want to know the truth about medical malpractice in Kentucky, read this report authored by an independent non-profit organization founded by Ralph NaderPublic Justice.  Here is the report: www.citizen.org/documents/KY_MedMal_Report.pdf 

hans