"I’m still hoping I can stay in business"

Physicians today operate as small businesses. The story of how rising malpractice premiums are forcing OBs out of business, and hampering recruitment in Maryland:

According to Ma, the longer doctors practice in this litigious country, the more likely it is that they will be named as a defendant in at least one medical malpractice lawsuit.

And win, lose or case dismissed, merely being sued is enough to send a doctor’s medical malpractice premiums soaring.

The same thing is happening in Hawaii.

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