One percent of all doctors account for 32 percent of all paid malpractice claims and there is a direct relationship between the numbers of claims a physician pays and the likelihood he or she will come under suit again. The study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, was based on data from the National Practitioner Data Bank that analyzed 66,426 claims paid against physicians from 2005 to 2014.
When going to a medical doctor, most of us trust and rely on the care we receive. Unfortunately, doctors make mistakes and can cause or aggravate serious health issues for patients. When a patient suffers injury because of the negligence or fault of a doctor, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be appropriate.