Top 7 causes of medical malpractice

Top 7 causes of medical malpractice

Almost 50% of physicians aged 55 and older have been sued vs only 8% of physicians aged 40 and younger. Furthermore, female physicians are less likely to get sued due in part to differences in age and specialty.

Fortunately for physicians and healthcare institutions, 68% of claims were dropped, dismissed, or withdrawn in 2015. Of the 7% of the medical liability claims that eventually did go to trial, 88% were won by the defendants. In other words, suits are common but wins by plaintiffs are uncommon.

Let’s take a look at seven top causes of medical malpractice lawsuits.

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This post originally appears here: https://www.mdlinx.com/article/top-causes-of-medical-malpractice/lfc-3889


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