Why doctors get sued

Surprisingly, the risk of being sued for medical malpractice has little to do with how many mistakes a doctor makes. Despite protests from doctors that malpractice lawsuits are born of greedy patients and their even greedier lawyers, analyses of malpractice suits actually show that highly skilled doctors can get sued a lot, while other doctors who make lots of mistakes never do. If I were a physician, I think I’d be very interested in why that happens.   Continue reading