Which doctors are least likely to be a target of a lawsuit?
Two disciplines with some of the lowest rates of medical malpractice claims are pediatricians and psychiatrists. There are probably multiple reasons for this. In general, children are less likely than adults to have serious or complicated medical disorders, and physicians frequently get along well with their patients and their families. Child specialists frequently use less invasive therapies than doctors in other disciplines, which may lower the likelihood of problems or mistakes.