The do’s and don’ts of medical malpractice

Medical malpractice takes many forms, whether it is an unexpected poor outcome from a procedure or mistakes made via an EHR.

One important thing to realize is malpractice lawsuits rarely make it to trial. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, all but 7 percent of medical malpractice cases are settled out of court.  The ones that do go to court can cripple not only a practice, but a physician’s livelihood and reputation as well.

“Most claims are settled and don’t go to the level of a full-blown medical malpractice trial with a jury verdict. But the ones that do have reward in the millions. …You cannot get sued and believe your business, practice, career are just going to continue to roll along like nothing happened,”

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By:  Dylan Fisher / Physicians Practice / 6-19-17