THIS INTERACTIVE MAP SHOWS WHICH STATES SUE DOCTORS THE MOST
We mapped the one downside to a career in healthcare -- how many times medical practitioners get sued.
by Chris Kolmar, Zippia, August, 2016
So you want to be a doctor? It sounds like a great career if you can stand the years of school and the huge school debt that comes with it. Plus, there are other, bigger picture areas of concern that even the most professional doctors need to be concerned with.
Since we’re the career experts, we thought why not dive into one of the biggest threats doctors have - medical malpractice lawsuits. It’s a highly debatable topic, and often in the public’s eye, since the cost of medicine seem to rise each year.
Which states have the highest number of medical malpractice suits each year? You might be surprised to hear it’s Louisiana.
You know that old adage—"If you live in Louisiana, you've probably sued your doctor"? No? Okay, it's new. And by new, we mean, we just made it up. But for real, looking at this map, it really does seem like if you live in Louisiana, you have a much better chance of having sued or suing your doctor. And if you are a doctor in Louisiana, well, our condolences….
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