Being an attorney is a risky profession, particularly malpractice. According to the American Bar Association, malpractice claims are on the rise. Attorneys who take time to understand the most common reasons for malpractice and identify how their business could be impacted, can minimize their exposure to risk.
Did you know that many states have a cap for medical malpractice? While some states have a cap for this (Maryland being the highest at $785,000) others rule it is unconstitutional to have such caps. One of the most disastrous medical malpractice payouts was an incident involving ketchup packets. The incident involved a 36 year old man who was on life support from a traumatic brain injury after he passed away the autopsy reported unopened ketchup packets, plastic bags and paper towels were found in his stomach and bowls.