While neurosurgeons and plastic surgeons face the brunt of malpractice lawsuits, any practicing doctor can be sued for malpractice. From missing a diagnosis to prescribing powerful painkillers to patients with a history of addiction, doctors are in a privileged position to either help or hurt their patients.
With medical malpractice insurance premiums rising from the East Coast all the way to St. George, Utah, primary physicians across the country need to reevaluate their practice in order to prevent patient injuries, patient wrongful death and malpractice lawsuits. In order to avoid getting a lawyer involved with your practice, watch out for these eight common reasons doctors are sued for malpractice.
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