The Top 5 Things That Get Physicians Sued

There are some obvious reasons physicians could face a medical liability lawsuit — surgical errors, misdiagnosis, and medication errors are some of the most common.

But other issues related to communication, documentation, and staff conduct, also increase your legal risk.

The video below — published by the Texas Medical Liability Trust and hosted by its Vice President of Risk Management Lesley Viner— covers the top five common issues that could leave you open to a medical liability lawsuit. You can also read the comprehensive guide on this topic here.


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Last Updated On

August 23, 2023

Originally Published On

May 03, 2018

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