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Top 5 Reasons Why Medical Specialists Are Sued For Medical Malpractice

Why medical specialists are sued for malpractice

Healthcare professionals are held in very high regard in our eyes, but sometimes, mistakes happen. A recent study done by JAMA Internal Medicine, shares the top reasons why internists (medical specialists) are sued for medical malpractice.

Top Five Reasons Medical Specialists are Sued for Malpractice

  1. Harm to a patient is caused by incorrect prescription or administration of medicine.
  2. Harm to a patient is caused by failure to monitor assistants, interns, other subordinates.
  3. Harm is caused by errors made during the performance of a medical procedure.
  4. Harm is caused by a breach of care with no medical error claimed.
  5. Harm is caused by simple errors in diagnosis.

A whopping 26.4% of the 33,747 cases that closed between 1985 and 2009 were due to errors in diagnosis by a medical professional.  Have you or a loved one ever been misdiagnosed? Our attorneys at FDS are here to take on your case.

Last modified on June 24, 2014. Published by Friedman, Domiano & Smith Co., L.P.A.

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