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What types of doctors are most likely to get sued?
Los Angeles Times

Talk to a doctor about medical malpractice, and he or she is likely to tell you this: Patients don’t necessarily sue because a doctor made a mistake, they sue because they got a bad outcome.

A report released today by the New England Journal of Medicine bears this out. It finds that in a given year, 7.4% of doctors (on average) get sued by patients, but only 20% of those claims (on average) result in some sort of payment.