Small group of doctors cause large number of malpractice suits

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Steven R. Davis and John A. Davis, Jr.
February 5, 2016

Almost everyone in Houston will need to see a doctor at least every once in awhile. Most doctors are great at their job and give their patients a timely and accurate diagnosis. But there are doctors who make a medical mistake and put their patients at risk of wrongful death.
A new study conducted by The New England Journal of Medicine shows that a small percentage of doctors are responsible for a large percentage of medical malpractice lawsuits. The study showed that 32% of medical malpractice lawsuits involved just 1% of doctors. For patients this can be a warning that there are still doctors out there practicing with a bad track record.
Medical malpractice can happen to any patient regardless of circumstances. There are certain specialties that tend to see higher rates of recurring medical malpractice settlements. These include neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, OB/GYNs, plastic surgeons and general surgeons. It can be hard for patients to know about their doctor’s medical malpractice history. Databases usually just show settled claims and not ongoing medical malpractice suits.
When a patient receives inadequate care from their doctor they may be the victim of medical malpractice. An attorney who specializes in medical malpractice can help a person determine what happened to cause their unexpected injury. They can review medical records, consult with medical experts and get the answers the patients deserve. It is important to hold doctors accountable for their errors so that they don’t harm anyone else. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages.
Source:, “Many doctors who face malpractice suits are serial offenders“, Anna Almendrala, Jan. 29, 2016

John A. Davis, Jr.


John A. Davis, Jr. and Steven R. Davis

February 5 2016

Steven R. Davis and John A. Davis, Jr. are experienced attorneys at Davis & Davis, a law firm that specializes in medical malpractice cases in Texas. With a deep commitment to justice that guides their ethical approach, Davis and Davis have dedicated their careers to helping victims of medical negligence. They and their team continue to advocate for clients, despite the challenges posed by Texas's cap on recoverable damages in malpractice lawsuits. Davis & Davis pride themselves on their extensive experience in the field and their readiness to meet clients across the United States.

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