A Texas Turnaround: Annual Direct Benefits to Texas Related to Non-Economic Damages in Medical Malpractice Litigation

Annual Direct Benefits to Texas Related to Non-Economic

Damages in Medical Malpractice Litigation

Category
Annual direct benefits
Cost Savings (administrative costs,

insurance rate reductions,

non-productive expenditures,

inefficiency, etc.)

$1,760.1 million
Reductions in Defensive Medicine
$5,348.6 million
Enhanced Productivity from

Health Improvements

$7,699.9 million
Workforce Gains for Reduced Uninsured
$180.5 million
Enhanced Health Care from Increases

in Number of Physicians

$3,823.3 million