malpractice stress syndromeJoe Segen2016-12-27T09:36:17+00:00
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by their malpractice insurance carrier as a high-risk client, regardless of whether the suits filed are ultimately withdrawn by the plaintiff.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