Malpractice suits


How at risk are NP's for malpractice suits?

Please share if you've been sued (frequency) and any tips to others on how to avoid one in addition to the best type of coverage to have for protection.


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Has 28 years experience.

That article answers my questions, thanks. As I near graduation, planning for protection of the hard-earned degree is foremost on my mind due to the litigious society we live in. I’m excited to be able to do more for patients however, without experience, I’m sure to make a mistake. And, as it states in the article you sent, “Reviewing where professional liability claims occur most frequently, understanding the nuances of the claims that are the most expensive, and analyzing associated allegations and injuries can help nurse practitioners focus risk management resources and efforts to reduce risk.”