There are many misconceptions about malpractice cases and the process. It is important to understand what is true and what is not and how to handle a case. Malpractice attorneys with their staff, including in some cases, Legal Nurse Consultants can help one go through the process.
The article, “Common Misconceptions About Medical Malpractice” by Jonathan Ford Hughes takes a closer look at common misconceptions and what one should do. He states,
“It’s an unfortunate reality for many physicians, but a malpractice suit isn’t so much a matter of ‘if’ as it is a matter of ‘when’. Bad outcomes, regardless of negligence, have a certain statistical probability that’s unavoidable. According to the New England Journal of Medicine, by age 65, 75% of physicians in low-risk specialties and 99% of physicians in high-risk specialties will have faced a malpractice claim. However, the NEJM article points out that “most claims do not lead to payments to plaintiffs.”
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