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October 07, 2004


The fateful 5 percent

From earlier this summer: "[John Edwards] cites the usual trial lawyer canard that only 5% of doctors are responsible for over half of all malpractice claims paid. Given that the typical ob/gyn will be sued once for every 3 years in practice, our specialty alone could account for much of that 5%, simply by virtue of our limited numbers and very high rate of unavoidable complications." (Charles J. Lockwood, "John Edwards: The wrong prescription for ob/ gyns!!!" (editorial), Contemporary Ob/Gyn, Aug. 1).

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