As one of its highest priorities, the Academy will continue to work on the professional medical liability problem. The professional liability insurance problem continues to have a negative impact on patients’ access to care. No responsible party in the medical profession denies the existence of malpractice and the right of a fair recovery to the negligently injured patient.
The goals of the AAFP in this area are:
The American Academy of Family Physicians supports the following federal liability reforms:
Other methods that the Academy believes will be helpful in stabilizing unacceptably high liability premiums and aid in abating the medical liability problem are:
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Professional Medical Liability