A few years ago medical malpractice suits were something of a rarity in the United States. They now appear to be a major national problem. The magnitude of this ever increasing problem can be illustrated by the fact that a Senate subcommittee, chaired by Sen. Abraham Ribicoff, has investigated the increase in malpractice litigation and that President Nixon has ordered the establishment of a Commission on Medical Malpractice, under the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, to research the problem and report a possible solution by March 1, 1972.
Allen P. Adler,
Malicious Prosecution Suits as Counterbalance to Medical Malpractice Suits,
21 Clev. St. L. Rev.
available at http://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/clevstlrev/vol21/iss1/7