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Hospitals and Medical Malpractice Insurance

Hospital administrators screw up and only purchase limited medical malpractice coverage. The hospital gets hit with a huge medical malpractice verdict. Who is to blame? Certainly not the hospital administrators who decided to go cheap on the coverage. They blithely shift the blame to medical malpractice lawyers and the cost of malpractice insurance.

I’m accustomed to the doctors and hospitals bundling up every mistake they make a placing it on the doorstep of Maryland medical malpractice lawyers. It is a common occurrence in the Baltimore-Washington area. So I’m conditioned to be okay with that. But couldn’t the reporter in this Scranton Times article have at least interviewed one person who might question this obvious shifting of the blame?