As Kevin Pho pointed out in his piece, "How malpractice hurts doctors and their future patients," physicians who have been through trial are often never quite the same. Physicians who have been sued in medical malpractice case are often referred to as the "Second Victim," a term that says it all.   When a mistake is made and a patient is injured, the physician also suffers, often in silence and ...

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I recently read a post from Jan Gurley, MD on here on KevinMD.com. Her opinion is that medical malpractice lawsuits are a “crap-shoot”; she notes that “malpractice lawsuits fail when it comes to medical errors-in both directions.  People who’ve suffered from errors both don’t sue, and lose suits, in the same percentages that people who sued have no suffered from errors.” Assuming that information is correct for purposes of this ...

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