News You Can Use: Doctors on Trial

Physician's Money Digest, January31 2005, Volume 12, Issue 2

According to Jury Verdict Research (www.juryverdictresearch.com), plaintiffs continue to lose the majority of cases that go to a jury. However, overall, physicians are losing more cases than in years past. And juries are compensating plaintiffs more generously; the average judgment is now $1,010,858. The following is the percentage of plaintiffs who win jury judgments for various malpractice cases: