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Most doctors face medical malpractice lawsuits in their careers

Most doctors over the age of 55 have faced medical malpractice lawsuits at some point in their careers, according to the American Medical Association (AMA).

More than 60 percent of doctors aged 55 and up have been sued for medical malpractice. According to the AMA this works out to 95 medical malpractice lawsuits for every 100 physicians, reports ABC News.

The AMA report was comprised of a survey of 5,825 physicians who were identified from the 2007-2008 Physician Practice Information (PPI) survey. The AMA asked these doctors how many times they had been sued for medical malpractice over the course of their careers and how many times they had faced such lawsuits in the past year. The survey did not request that the physicians provide the outcome of the cases.

The report indicated that certain specialists, like general surgeons and Ob/Gyns, were more than five times more likely to face a medical malpractice lawsuit than pediatricians and psychiatrists.

Obtaining lawsuit funding is important in medical malpractice cases. Legal loan providers can provide the money required to get lawsuits off the ground.

Woman sues Walmart over father’s slip and fall death

The estate of a pastor who passed away after a slip and fall accident in a New Mexico Walmart has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the retail giant.

Lynn Davis, the daughter and personal representative of the estate of Reverend Clarence Adrian Harper, claims in the lawsuit that Walmart refused to give doctors crucial evidence about her father’s slip and fall, which could have saved his life, according to News-Bulletin.com.

After Harper fell at the Walmart in June 2007, he was taken to a hospital where doctors asked to see the store’s surveillance video “to determine a proper medical diagnosis for the necessary execution of medical treatment,” according to the lawsuit.

Davis said that the video tape could help answer questions about her father’s fall.

“We don’t know what happened,” she told the news source. “We’ve been trying to get the video surveillance to find out why he fell. The doctors said his injuries were indicative of a slip and fall, but we won’t know until we see the video or come up with a witness.”

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Most doctors face medical malpractice lawsuits in their careers

Most doctors over the age of 55 have faced medical malpractice lawsuits at some point in their careers, according to the American Medical Association (AMA).

More than 60 percent of doctors aged 55 and up have been sued for medical malpractice. According to the AMA this works out to 95 medical malpractice lawsuits for every 100 physicians, reports ABC News.

The AMA report was comprised of a survey of 5,825 physicians who were identified from the 2007-2008 Physician Practice Information (PPI) survey. The AMA asked these doctors how many times they had been sued for medical malpractice over the course of their careers and how many times they had faced such lawsuits in the past year. The survey did not request that the physicians provide the outcome of the cases.

The report indicated that certain specialists, like general surgeons and Ob/Gyns, were more than five times more likely to face a medical malpractice lawsuit than pediatricians and psychiatrists.

Obtaining lawsuit funding is important in medical malpractice cases. Legal loan providers can provide the money required to get lawsuits off the ground.ADNFCR-3498-ID-19920607-ADNFCR