|January 2010 · Vol. 22, No. 01
Comment & Controversy
A physician who “wins” a malpractice case is still the loser—just less of one
“AFRAID OF GETTING SUED? A PLAINTIFF ATTORNEY OFFERS COUNSEL (BUT NO SYMPATHY)” JANELLE YATES (OCTOBER 2009)
The interview with plaintiff attorney Lewis Laska was excellent, although I would quibble with two points. First, it is my belief that no physician has ever “won” a malpractice case. When the verdict is in his (or her) favor, he just loses less. He still pays exorbitant—and probably increased—malpractice insurance fees. He still loses time and income from being away from his practice. And he still suffers the mental anguish that accompanies being sued.