Medical malpractice claims DC can hold medical professionals accountable for incidences of negligence.
Medical malpractice claims DC can be filed by our attorneys on behalf of victims of medical negligence.
Medical Malpractice Claims DC Statistics
While many people may think that doctors alleged to have committed multiple acts of medical malpractice or negligence would be inclined to move their practice, this is often not the case. According to the Chicago Tribune, “More than 9 out of 10 doctors who’ve racked up five or more successful malpractice claims against them continue to see patients as usual, and they’re in no particular rush to set up shop far away….We find that, contrary to popular wisdom, they’re no more likely than other physicians to pick up and relocate for a fresh start somewhere else.”
Beyond this, doctors who are alleged to have committed multiple acts of medical malpractice don’t seem to lose a significant amount of their patients. The Chicago Tribune says, “Most malpractice-prone doctors keep practicing right where they are, and it doesn’t appear that they suffer any substantial loss of business, results showed. Doctors with multiple successful claims did not appear to suffer any heavy decline in the number of patients they saw. Doctors with four claims treated about 5 percent fewer Medicare patients than those with no claims, and physicians with five claims treated 11 percent fewer.” The reason for this is that “Doctors are likely able to maintain successful practices despite racking up a lot of malpractice claims because many states provide little to no access to information regarding claims against physicians.” With more transparency in regard to medical malpractice, patients would be better able to make informed decisions about their healthcare.
Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Claim?
Our attorneys have decades of experience with medical malpractice litigation. We understand that pursuing compensation may be the last thing on your mind after suffering a catastrophic injury or losing a loved one, but pursuing medical malpractice claims DC can hold doctors accountable and prevent future mistakes.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a doctor’s negligence, pursuing medical malpractice claims DC may be an option.
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