Modern Medicine: Plastic Surgeons Among Most Likely Doctors To Get Sued

My trusty blog readers:

I am going to try something different for a while.  In addition to my blog posts, I’m going to be posting interesting articles from other sites as a way to satisfy your cravings for all things celebrity and plastic surgery.  If any of you have interesting blogs or news items for me to check out, please leave a comment.  I’m always looking for good content and the latest celebrity plastic surgery news. 

So to start, we have an interesting article from Modern Medicine:

A new study, headed by Anupam Jena, M.D., Ph.D., of Harvard Medical School, was based on data drawn from the files of a major national malpractice insurer. Researchers found that physicians in the five most-sued specialties — plastic surgery, neurosurgery, thoracic cardiovascular surgery, general surgery and orthopedic surgery — have a 99 percent chance of getting sued by age 65. The five least-sued specialties — for which the odds of being sued by age 65 are 75 percent — are dermatology, psychiatry, pediatrics, family medicine and a category referred to as “other specialties.”

To read more, click here.

Thank God, I’ve never been sued… yet.  I know it’s unfortunately a matter of time, no matter how hard I take care of my patients.  A sobering thought, I must admit, and one that enters my mind all the time.

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  1. Glad you take the risk!

    Comment by Carla on August 31, 2011 at 2:57 am

  2. Perhaps I’m being a bit too cynical, but it strikes me that there is probably a significant overlap among the types of people who undergo elective cosmetic surgery and the types of people who are ready and willing to instigate a frivolous malpractice suit.

    Comment by Natalie on September 2, 2011 at 4:35 pm

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