malpractice stress syndrome

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malpractice stress syndrome 


A popular self-explanatory term for the mental and financial impact that a healthcare-related lawsuit has on a doctor which, in extreme cases, may lead to bankruptcy, major depression and suicide.

Physicians who have been sued multiple times may be dropped by their malpractice insurance carrier as a high-risk client, regardless of whether the suits filed are ultimately withdrawn by the plaintiff.  

Synonym Medical malpractice stress syndrome


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