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Patients’ odds of winning medical malpractice suits in Canada aren’t good

 

The chances of a patient winning a medical malpractice lawsuit against a doctor in Canada are slim, according to After the Error: Speaking Out About Patient Safety to Save Lives, a new book on the subject…

American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight:

A very interesting look at the malpractice playing field in Canada. Out of 521 cases that went to trial, only 116 led to a judgment that favoured the patient. And the median damage awarded was just $117,000, he noted. The author states that physicians in Canada are defended by a physician association with considerable assets. A interesting review for legal nurse consultants and those involved in medical practice. #legalnurseconsulting

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