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February 10, 2021 35 min
75% of physicians will face a medical malpractice lawsuit anytime during their career.
And that is, as various studies have shown, for physicians engaged in low-risk medical specialties.

Unfortunately, when it comes to getting sued for medical malpractice, it is more a case of “when” than “if.”

While studies from various universities in the United States have shown that primary care physicians involved in relatively low-risk medical specialties face a lifetime risk of a malpractice lawsuit of 75%, these studies also indicate that 99% of physicians involved in high-risk medical specialties are more likely to be sued earlier in their career.

But how can physicians avoid a medical malpractice lawsuit and what can we learn from past court rulings. This week our Bryant Reyes talks to Physician’s Weekly contributor Dr. Medlaw about one noteworthy case from Minnesota called Warren vs Dinter.

Also in this edition of Physician’s Weekly…

Our Rachel Giles, MD talks with Hans Clevers, MD, Ph.D., a Principal Investigator at the Hubrecht Institute for Developmental Biology and Stem Cell Research and the Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology in The Netherlands about the discovery of a technique to grow an organoid or mini-organ that can be used as a model to understand disease progression and predict drug responses.
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