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.
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