Medscape Medical News conducted a survey of four thousand physicians of various specialties to determine trends in medical malpractice lawsuits. The survey was completed in a 10-15 minute anonymous survey by U.S. physicians during the fall of 2015. Medscape published the 2015 report on December 9, 2015.
In 2015, fifty-nine percent of those surveyed had been named in at least one malpractice lawsuit throughout their careers. The most commonly sued specialty was Obstetrics/Gynecology due to mistakes occurring during gestation, labor and delivery of babies. Least often sued are oncologists, or cancer specialists. Falling in between were surgeons, …read more