The sense of Congress is that...

Frivolous medical malpractice lawsuits lead to unnecessary tests and procedures, primarily enrich lawyers, and significantly drive up the cost of health care.





The minority position is that medical malpractice lawsuits keep doctors and hospitals accountable, compensate people who are maimed or injured, and have a minimal effect on health care costs.

We also asked independent voters this question on January 12, 2011. See the results here.

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Results calculated from Resurgent Republic survey data of self-identified independent voters, June 20-June 23, 2010, N=290, margin of error +/-5.75%