Malpractice Recidivists

A Minnesota neurosurgeon who won a defense verdict earlier this month just settled another malpractice claim.

The Pareto Principle (or 80-20 rule) says that 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. This rule applies with greater force with doctors who commit malpractice. This neurosurgeon is a clear example: he has had nine medical malpractice cases filed against him during his time at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota. He has won some jury trials – malpractice cases are tough – but most of the suits against him have settled out of court.

This doctor, who I don’t name because this blog generally does not name names, does not get a break. He has another malpractice trial coming up in November.