This large analysis of claims against US physicians found about half resulted in litigation, most of which for internal medicine were dismissed by the court, and only 3% of which underwent a trial verdict. Of those with a trial verdict, 80% were judged in favor of the physician. Internal medicine physicians fair well in litigation compared to other specialities (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.