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Medical Malpractice Data Points to Small Subset of Physicians

A report by the National Trial Lawyers via The New England Journal of Medicine includes data showing that 32% of all paid medical malpractice claims come from the same 1% of doctors. This finding is startling because this small subset of doctors share distinctive characteristics and disproportionately account for a large number of medical malpractice claims.

If these certain doctors are prone to having claims filed against them, this calls for a change. This data could end up helping to identify these doctors early on in order to prevent further injuries and damage to more people. This could also benefit the medical field financially, as pay out for a medical malpractice claim could end up being millions of dollars. If it is shown that offenders tend to make repeat mistakes, this data could prompt a careful examination of these doctors before they are allowed to continue practicing.

If your health and well-being has suffered because of a medical professional’s mistake, you should consult with an Oceanside medical malpractice attorney at the Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser. To schedule a free consultation with an attorney with a thorough understanding of the medical field, call our offices today at (760) 512-1172.