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Do No Harm: Malpractice in America

Clip: Season 3 | 10m 7s

Every year, one in 14 doctors will be sued for malpractice; and a survey by the AMA found that more than 60% of doctors over 55 have been sued at least once. Most lawsuits will be dismissed, or resolved in favor of the doctor; but the cost of insuring against such suits can be huge. At the same time, the majority of patients who suffer injury from malpractice, never receive any compensation.

Aired: 01/25/13

Expires: 01/25/18

Rating: NR

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