There are an average of 95 medical liability claims filed for every 100 physicians, an American Medical Association study  finds.

The study, "Medical Liability Claim Frequency: A 2007-2008 Snapshot of Physicians," notes that nearly 61% of physicians age 55 and over have been sued. Yet, the report notes a wide variation in the impact of liability claims between specialties. For example, the number of claims per 100 physicians was more than five times greater for general surgeons and obstetricians/gynecologists than it was for pediatricians and psychiatrists.

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