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Small percentage of doctors are responsible for medical mistakes

When Pittsburgh residents go to the doctor with an illness, they expect their doctor to have answers for them or at least send them to someone who will. Most of the time this is what happens and a patient feels confident in their doctor's decision. But, occasionally a medical error is made that results in the patient suffering from a serious injury, worsened condition, or even death.

A recent study that examines 15 years of medical malpractice payments to patients has revealed that over 30 percent of these medical claims are from just one percent of doctors. The study shows that if a doctor pays out a medical malpractice claim there is a good chance that there will be more. The study was able to track all doctors, regardless of whether they moved to another state or changed insurance companies. The study shows that doctors with more than one medical malpractice payout continue to practice medicine, potentially injuring more patients.

No one expects that their doctor will harm them. In fact, the medical code of ethics for doctors, better known as the Hippocratic Oath, includes a part to "do no harm or injustice." But for thousands of patients across the United States each year this does not hold true. A medical error can occur in any setting and can be life-threatening and life-altering. If a patient believes that they have been a victim of medical malpractice, an attorney who specializes in medical malpractice may be able to help. An attorney can review medical records and consult with medical experts to help figure out what happened. If a mistake was made, the doctor can be held accountable. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages.

A doctor who has many medical malpractice payouts against the person may be better off not practicing medicine. Patients who have been injured by a doctor have legal rights to hold them accountable for their mistakes.

Source: foxnews.com, "1 percent of US docs responsible for a third of malpractice payments," Jan. 27, 2016

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