malpractice lottery

malpractice lottery2016-12-27T09:32:32+00:00

malpractice lottery 

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malpractice lottery

LAW & MEDICINE

Definition A popular term for the apparent ease with which some patients file a lawsuit for alleged malpractice, as if they’re playing the lottery.

Statistics Out-of-court settlements average $500,000; half of jury awards for medical malpractice are $1+ million.

It’s clearly a high stakes game. Half of lawsuits against hospitals are successful; in one-third of actions against doctors, the allegedly damaged party prevails. 

Synonym The Lottery

Reference www.medicalmalpractice.com/legal-advice/medical-malpractice/medical-malpractice-introduction/average-settlement.htm

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