Tuesday, July 10, 2007

In Medical Malpractice Lawsuits, Juries Favor Doctors Research Shows

Contrary to popular belief, at least in medical communities, that juries in medical malpractice cases tend to side with plaintiffs, research shows that jurors actually tend to believe doctors more than they do plaintiffs, says a law professor who examined numerous data on medical malpractice litigation. The study, by Philip Peters, Jr., shows that most malpractice suits end in defense verdicts, and that the cases that go to trial tend to be the weakest ones, since those with strong evidence usually settle before trial. For more information, read the full article on Law.com.

See more studies on medical malpractice from PublicCitizen.org.

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