Would you accept a new patient who has sued another doctor for malpractice?
Patients file medical malpractice suits against doctors for various reasons. Many seek monetary damages for lost income, the cost of future medical care, and pain and suffering as a consequence of a malpractice-related injury.
Other patients may be motivated by a belief that their doctor did not adequately explain the risks associated with a treatment. And some patients may have been advised to sue, perhaps by other doctors. It is plausible that doctors might not want to care for a patient who has sued another doctor for fear of potentially being sued themselves.
Renal & Urology News would like to ask urologists and nephrologists the following poll question.