Doctors report number of medical malpractice suits declining

May 2, 2012

Aunt Minnie (5/2, Yee) reports, “The number of medical malpractice suits filed in the US each year is actually declining, but those that are filed are more severe, said presenters Dr. Richard Daffner and Dr. Leonard Berlin.” As the story explains, “To minimize risk, radiologists must remain vigilant about communicating urgent results and documenting their interpretation process, especially because the public’s take on of ‘standard of care’ can be skewed.”