Physicians: 5 best ways to discourage lawsuits

Practice Management

Here are the five best ways to discourage lawsuits, according to the Medscape Malpractice Report 2015: Why Most Doctors Get Sued.

•    Cases should be prescreened for merit by medical panels before they can proceed — 81 percent
•    Place caps on noneconomic damages — 62 percent
•    Cases should be tried before health courts — 48 percent
•    Lawyers should be banned from taking cases "on contingency" — 37 percent
•    Physicians should stop making medical errors — 13 percent


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