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:
- Physicians often win malpractice lawsuits, according to a 2011 study appearing in the New England Journal of …