Why patients won't sue doctors

Despite the fact that a 2010 report from the American Medical Association indicated that nearly all physicians would be sued by a patient sometime during their careers, it's not a given that injured patients or their family members will bring a malpractice suit after a bad outcome. A recent article from Medscape reveals why some patients will resist bringing even a strong case to court. Some of these reasons include: respectful treatment of the patient throughout the entire treatment process; an insufficient potential reward; and receiving expressions of empathy and sympathy from the doctor. >> Read the full report at FiercePracticeManagement


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