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Indiana Medical Malpractice Lawyers Know "Defensive Medicine" Is More Myth than Fact

Indiana medical malpractice lawyers frequently hear the argument that the fear of malpractice claims causes doctors to practice "defensive medicine" -- ordering tests and procedures to avoid being sued rather than because they are medically indicated. Health care providers and their insurers argue that defensive medicine drives up the cost of health care. However, the argument has little basis in fact.