For U.S. Doctors, Being Sued is Common Ailment

According to a March 7th Insurance Journal article, getting sued is not an uncommon event for physicians.  More than a third of physicians (34%) have had a claim filed against them at some point in their careers.

Also, according to research form the American Medical Association (AMA), older physicians who have been in practice for awhile and had more exposure are even more likely to be sued.  Nearly half (49.2%) of physicians age 55 and over have been sued, compared to 8.2% of physicians under age 40.