Report: State malpractice claims, insurance rates fall
by Matt Burns
Medical malpractice claims and insurance rates fell again in Ohio in 2007, but the stateâ€™s top insurance official isnâ€™t calling a win just yet for tort reform legislation that took effect in 2003.
The Ohio Department of Insuranceâ€™s third annual report on professional liability claims shows 3,451 claims closed in 2007, the latest year for which statistics were available. Thatâ€™s down 14 percent from 4,004 claims in 2006, a year that saw closed claims drop more than 20 percent from the year before.
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