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December 03, 2021

Fewer Malpractice Lawsuits Filed in 2021 According to Report

Fewer malpractice lawsuits were filed in 2021 according to Medscape's 2021 malpractice report [login required]. The report suggests that the decline may be due to a smaller number of procedures being done, and plaintiffs being less likely to venture out during the pandemic to file lawsuits.  The report did not find many COVID-19-related lawsuits reported so far.  The report suggested that the number of COVID-19-related suits might be limited due to grants of immunity for COVID-related treatment issues by many governors.