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House Proceeding 06-11-09 on Jun 11th, 2009 :: 2:01:15 to 2:02:15
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Charles W. Dent

2:00:57 to 2:01:18( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Dent: malpractice in america in just two years. but what we may have is a 30% greater chance o america, the most la tishes society on earth. all of this drives health care costs up as physicians have to cover the cost of malpractice insurance and of course overprescribe tests and other

Charles W. Dent

2:01:15 to 2:02:15( Edit History Discussion )
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Charles W. Dent

2:01:19 to 2:01:39( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Dent: procedures. mr. dent: this is a very interesting and pertinent subject to this whole discussion of the cost of health care and why it's rising. defensive medicineosts in the u.s. as much as $126 billion per year and that was out of a 2003 h.s. study. opt trigses, emergency room

Charles W. Dent

2:01:40 to 2:02:00( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Dent: doctors and plastic surgeons can expect to be sued in any given year. the data for 2006 shows that 71% of the medical liability cases are dropped or disease missed. only 1% of the cases result in a verdict for the plaintiff. mr. kirk: if the gentleman will yield. 71% are dropped but a payment is still made.

Charles W. Dent

2:02:01 to 2:02:16( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Dent: because it's a settlement and that's going to drive up insurance rates anyway. mr. dent: and the physicians have to -- hospitals have to hire attorys to defend themselves and so there's a lot of time and effort and money expended just to prepare and to fight this battle only to have

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