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Which doctors are most likely to face legal action?

Obstetricians and neurosurgeons are among the specialties with the highest rates of medical malpractice claims. The complexity of labor and the likelihood of complications put obstetricians at significant risk for malpractice claims.

Medical Negligence & Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

For instance, birth injuries can be extremely traumatic for both the child and the parents. They may give rise to legal action against the obstetrician or other medical personnel involved in the delivery.

On the other hand, neurosurgeons frequently perform dangerous procedures that may cause serious side effects like a brain or spinal cord injury. Neurosurgeons frequently execute delicate procedures that may influence their patients’ cognitive and motor abilities, which can be a major source of malpractice claims.

Medical Negligence Case Marisha Dotson

Marisha Dotson underwent standard medical surgery to get a cyst extracted from her brain in 2016. She was, unfortunately, improperly intubated during the procedure, which led to a lack of oxygen to her brain. She suffered irreversible brain damage, which resulted in permanent disability and high medical costs.

Marisha Dotson filed a claim against the hospital and numerous surgeons in charge of the operation after the occurrence. Her legal team claimed that the medical staff involved did not treat her properly, causing permanent brain damage.

This case resulted in one of the largest medical malpractice settlements in New York State history, with an astounding amount of $130 million. Marisha Dotson’s ongoing medical care missed wages, and other associated costs were to be partially covered by this settlement.

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