Recently I came across an article by Paul Levy, it mentioned a support system among doctors at Brigham and
When I initially moved to
, I was asked to meet a hospital chief of staff. During the interview process he asked me how many times have I been sued, I replied none. He smiled and said “you want to say that you have not been sued, yet”. Florida
I have seen a large number of doctors struggling with insurance and lawyer issues that they can hardly live a normal life. A colleague of mine was sued over a lipid-lowering drug by a 75 year old lady, who had been her patient for over a decade. She asked the lady why? The patient said that she still likes her, insurance was going to award her the money that she thinks would not affect the doctor and …….. She is almost 80 year old and likes to go to casinos.
Here is the report from AMA physician practice survey.
You should specially look at cardiovascular surgeons, 75% of them have been sued, 56% for the second time, almost 15% in the last 12 months and finally their number of claims per 100 doctors were 297%. WOW….
Knock on the wood, I still have not been sued… as of yet! So what do you think.