Malpractice suits soar in Hungary:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Hungary is experiencing a surge in medical malpractice suits. According to the Budapest Business Journal, insurers have been so badly hit by the rapid increase in the number and size of lawsuits, they are raising fees and withdrawing coverage from some hospitals. Hospitals now pay up to 1.5% of their annual revenue in malpractice insurance fees. The increase is being blamed on perceptions stemming from a more westernised medical practice and a rise in the number of law firms specialising in malpractice cases.
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