Medical Malpractice lawsuits have decreased in Los Angeles

Since 2002, there has been a steady decrease of medical malpractice lawsuits filed in Los Angeles; however, health officials are looking to see that patient safety is improved.  Patient safety status is not awful, but these officials do see a need for improvement, as indicated by reports from consulting firms checking into local health facilities.

Even though malpractice cases have decreased in number in recent years, payouts from the county to settle these cases have increased since 2005.  See this article in the Los Angeles Times for more details, L.A. County supervisors call for increased patient safety measures

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