Mean Doctors = Medical Malpractice

The New York Times reports today that badly behaved doctors, specifically arrogant, abusive and disruptive behavior, can contribute to low morale, stress and high turnover among hospital staff and can lead to medical malpractice. A recent survey of medical providers found that an alarming percentage of workers believed that disruptive behavior could lead to medical malpractice.

Certainly, this is true and systematic changes can be made to improve what is tolerated in a hospital setting. But doctors do not have a monopoly on arrogance and abusive behavior, as many who have worked for some Maryland malpractice lawyers can attest.