10 Professions That Get Sued The Most

Insidermonkey surveyed many primary care physicians and selected specialists to find out if and why they were sued and how the lawsuit affected their career and patient care decisions. Fifty-nine percent of respondents to the survey have been named in at least one malpractice suit. Nearly half (47%) were among others named in the suit, and 12% were the only parties sued. You better lawyer up if you’re thinking about entering any of these professions that get sued the most.

While among the specialties surveyed, some were sued more than other, no physicians are immune. According to a 2010 American Medical Association (AMA) survey on all physicians, on average 42.2% are sued, with 22.4% sued twice or more, and by late career the risk increases to 61%. Doctors aren’t the only ones who get sued, which is evidenced by this list. A lot of the jobs that get sued the most are the people who get paid the most. You can see that by looking at the states where doctors make the most money.

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