It’s not surprising that physicians fear lawsuits, as more than 61 percent of doctors older than 55 have been sued at least once, according to the American Medical Association. But is this fear completely justified? I believe that the media tends to sensationalize malpractice with stories about high judgments and horrific cases. The facts are this:

shutterstock_74641645 Just as Sherry Gorman describes in her compelling post, being sued for malpractice can launch a complicated mix of often overwhelming emotions so debilitating that personal and professional lives are never the same. Since so many physicians are sued at some point during their career—some estimates say as many as 9 out of 10 —becoming educated about the malpractice process may ...

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