Every year, medical malpractice costs approximately $3.6 billion in the US, according to Bloomberg. These incidents are not ones where people are looking to get rich the easy way by suing their doctors. There are tens of millions of incidents every single year where someone is harmed by a medical professional and where they end up suing. These incidents are sometimes catastrophic in their outcomes, with people enduring unnecessary suffering, being permanently disabled and sometimes losing their lives.
Broad Based Problem
Remember that medical malpractice involves fare more professionals than doctors alone. While physicians are typically those sued in these cases, the healthcare facility that they work for, nurses, EMTs and others can be the parties that commit medical malpractice, as well. In cases where the person who committed the malpractice works as an employee of a healthcare provider, it is usually the provider themselves who gets sued over the matter, not the individual.