Medical malpractice is an all too common reality for many Americans. It can happen anywhere by any doctor. Even best intentioned physician can sometimes make a mistake. Due to this there are high rates of malpractice across the nation. Some states have higher rates and certain fields have a higher percentage of error. Legal Nurse Consultants working with firms have a strong understanding of national statistics and the norms of practice. Please also review AIHCP’s Legal Nurse Consulting Program
The article, “Physician malpractice: 8 stats to know ” by Patsy Newitt looks closer at national statistics that individuals can review. She states,
“Here are eight key statistics on physician malpractice, pulled from Medical Economics’ “2022 Physician Report,” WalletHub’s “2022 Best & Worst States for Doctors” and Medscape’s “2021 Physician Malpractice Report.” Fifty-one percent of physicians and 77 percent of surgeons have been named in a malpractice lawsuit. ”
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