Personal Injury MythsJuly 3, 2008 |
The general public is exposed to many myths concerning personal injury and medical malpractice lawsuits. The insurance industry lobby is responsible for the perception that personal injury and medical malpractice cases are clogging the judicial system and wasting the courts’ valuable time and resources. The Ohio Supreme Court released a summary for 2007 concerning cases that have been filed across Ohio that debunks this myth.
- There were only 4.7 civil jury trials per common pleas court judge last year – barely 1 trial every 3 months! (3,007 total jury trials (page 33) less 1,878 criminal trials (page 73) equals 1,129 civil trials, divided by 241 CCP judges (page 31);
- There were only 5 product liability trials in the entire state in the entire year of 2007 (page 45):
The entire 301 pages are available at http://www.sconet.state.oh.us/publications/annrep/07OCS