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Decline in Federal Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
(23 Jul 2014) The latest available data from the federal courts show that during June 2014 the government reported 79 new personal injury - medical malpractice lawsuits filed. Continuing a gradual decline, this number is down 2.2 percent from a year ago, and down 8.1 percent from levels reported five years ago in June 2009.

Relative to population, the district of Alaska led the nation with 18.1 medical malpractice civil cases filed per one million people, compared with 2.4 such cases filed per million for the United States as a whole. Second was the District of Columbia with 14.2 suits per million, followed by the Southern District of West Virginia (Charleston) with 11.8 per million.

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