The 2021 Medscape Malpractice Report was published on November 19 and gives some insight into which doctors are more likely to find themselves facing a medical malpractice lawsuit. Plastic Surgeons and General Surgeons topped the list jointly, both seeing 83% of active specialists being named in a malpractice lawsuit. Next up were Orthopedic specialists at 81% followed by Urology with 80%. Rounding out the top 5, OB-GYN specialists took fifth place at 79%.
The report also revealed that Tennessee is among the top 10 states when it comes to the percentage of medical malpractice lawsuits filed every year.