More than 17,000 malpractice lawsuits are filed in the United States each year. According to the Medical Scribe Journal, the average U.S. doctor can expect to have a lawsuit filed against them once every seven years. Unfortunately, the price practitioners pay can cause more than just financial harm. Their reputation and emotional health may be affected as well.
To learn more, refer to the infographic below created by the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University’s Online Master’s in Health Law and Policy program.