The Doctor’s Advocate | Second Quarter 2015
Studies Reveal Malpractice Claim Trends in Emergency Medicine and Obstetrics
Emergency medicine and obstetrics have underlying vulnerabilities that can put patients at risk of injury and can increase liability for doctors. The Doctors Company’s studies of closed claims in these two specialties revealed the most common patient allegations and the top causes of patient injury. Read the full studies at:
|Emergency Medicine Study||Obstetrics Study|
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