Pennsylvania malpractice concerns. (Policy & Practice).
The medical malpractice crisis in Pennsylvania has directly
affected fewer than 1 in 10 state residents who responded to a poll by
the Allentown Morning Call newspaper and Muhlenberg College, Allentown,
Pa. However, two-thirds of respondents said that they fear. they soon
may need to find a new doctor because theirs will leave the state. The
poll found that older respondents were more worried than younger ones.
Two-thirds of all respondents said that lawsuits were' the main
culprit in rising malpractice insurance rates,, but people 50 and older
saw insurance companies' stock market losses as a bigger'
contributor. Nine percent of respondents said doctor error was
responsible for the rising insurance rates. The poll of 418
Pennsylvanians had a margin of error of 4.8%.