Sunday, July 29, 2007

Football Coach's Malpractice Trial Decided in Favor of Doctors

As stated in the previous post, medical malpractice lawsuits are often difficult for plaintiffs to win. Such was the outcome of the medical malpractice lawsuit filed by Charlie Weis, former offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots and current head football coach at Notre Dame.

In the Boston Globe article, Jurors reject malpractice claim by football coach, the writer reports, that according to a 2005 study, the "Harvard School of Public Health found that fewer than 1 in 15 of the more than 750,000 patients who suffer injuries in hospitals each year ever file lawsuits, and only about a quarter of patients who sue ever receive money."

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