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Study finds doctors leaving state because of medical malpractice

Researchers from Northwestern University recently conducted a study concerning medical students and their plans for setting up a practice after graduation.  The study involved 561 medical students at schools in Illinois and was completed by a team at the university’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

Medical students were asked about where they planned to work after graduation and why they wanted to work there.  Approximately 50 percent of students responded that they would leave the state to begin working.  Of those planning on leaving Illinois, 70 percent said that the state’s high medical malpractice insurance premiums and the recent removal of caps on damages in medical malpractice suits were reasons.  The most common reasons for leaving the state included being closer to family, salary and more opportunities to work in their specialty.

If you have been the victim of medical malpractice or hospital negligence, contact the Champaign injury attorneys of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000 to set up an appointment to discuss your options.

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