10 specialties with the most lawsuits

Surgeons, both general and specialized, are among physician specialists who are most likely to face malpractice lawsuits, according to an analysis by Medscape.

For Medscape's annual malpractice report, the media company spoke with more than 4,300 physicians in 29-plus specialties about their experience with malpractice lawsuits.

Here are the 10 specialties hit with the most lawsuits, according to Medscape:

1. General surgery
2. Urology
3. Otolaryngology
4. OB-GYN & Women's Health
5. Surgery, specialized
6. Radiology
7. Emergency medicine
8. Cardiology
9. Gastroenterology
10. Anesthesiology

Read the full report here.

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