Thankfully, dermatologists are at a lower risk of experiencing a medical malpractice claim than most other specialties. In addition, the annual payout for dermatology malpractice claims is lower than that of most major specialties.
While malpractice claims don’t always lead to court cases, they can lead to stress. The best way for a dermatologist to reduce their risk of a claim starts at the practice level with thorough informed consent, robust documentation, and a caring and honest communication style with patients.
In the event that a lawsuit is brought against you, the right medical malpractice insurance will protect you from multiple factors. These are: