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1 in 5 malpractice claims succeed

ATLANTA — Only 1 in 5 malpractice claims against doctors leads to a settlement or other payout, according to the most comprehensive study of these claims in two decades.

But while doctors and their insurers may be winning most of these challenges, that’s still a lot of fighting. Each year about 1 in 14 doctors is the target of a claim, and most physicians and virtually every surgeon will face at least one in their careers, the study found. Full story.

 Great read with interesting stats. My brother-in-law is a doc and the amount he coughs up for malpractice insurance is ridiculous. Do you think Americans are sue-happy?

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