Study shows likelihood of being sued

One per cent of all doctors account for a third of all paid malpractice claims, an analysis of 10 years of US data shows, and the more often a doctor is sued, the more likely they are to be sued again.

Compared with a doctor with one paid claim, a doctor with six or more is 12 times as likely to be sued again, the analysis of 66,426 claims against 54,099 doctors finds.

Having another claim is twice as