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What are the most common reasons for bring a medical malpractice action?
What are the most common reasons for bring a medical malpractice action?

According to statistics, roughly one-third to one-half of all physicians face medical malpractice actions during their career, and for those that have been sued, nearly half face a potential second action. In general, medical malpractice lawsuits arise where a health care ...

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