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White House tries to reduce medical malpractice

Earlier this month, the Obama administration approved 25 million dollars worth of grants to be distributed to universities, medical centers, and state health departments in an attempt to try to reduce medical malpractice costs and lawsuits across the country.

In an address to Congress last September, President Obama made a promise to Republicans to include reducing medical malpractice in health care reform.  “I don’t believe malpractice reform is a silver bullet, but I’ve talked to enough doctors to know that defensive medicine may be contributing to unnecessary costs,” stated Obama.

White House administrators hope the funds will reduce injury and improve doctor/patient communication, as a result lowering liability insurance premiums and lowering the number of medical malpractice lawsuits.

If you or someone you love has been a victim of medical malpractice, contact the Champaign personal injury attorneys of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000 to learn more about your rights.

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