Monday, April 18, 2016

Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Physicians Who Build Rapport with Patients

The percentage of physicians who have been sued at some point over the course of their career is quite high. In fact, according to a recent Medscape survey of nearly 4,000 physicians, 59 percent had been named as a defendant in a medical malpractice suit. And according to a 2010 survey by the American Medical Association, the chances of getting sued goes up to 61 percent toward the end of a physician’s career. Some specialties, like obstetrics and gynecology are particularly prone to medical malpractice lawsuits. As a result, many physicians resort to “defensive medicine,” meaning they will order additional tests, encourage more office visits and recommend extra procedures in the hopes that it will reduce the likelihood of being sued. Unfortunately, this does not seem to have much of an impact on whether a patient decides to pursue legal action. Patients are more likely to file a lawsuit if there was a bad medical outcome. However, not all doctors get sued if a patient dies unex

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