A Chicago medical malpractice lawyer is used to defending himself or herself against claims by tort reform “advocates” arguing that doctors are fleeing the state because of medical malpractice lawsuits. As we have explained time and again, those claims bear no connection to the actual facts about doctors in this area. Chicago remains a prime spot for new and old doctors alike-there are more doctors than there are medical jobs.
This truth was reaffirmed by a recent Crain’s Chicago Business article on medical residents. Reports indicate that the majority of graduates of Chicago’s medical schools hope to stay in the city. The biggest hurdle is the tough job market. Large physician practices typically have many more applicants for positions than they do available openings.
A healthcare business development expert explained that “Chicago is a great market, but it’s a competitive market. We have great hospital systems and academic centers. There is more robust recruitment in certain specialties such as primary care. We’re better off than most states.”
Despite false claims to the contrary, Chicago medical malpractice lawsuits have not had a negative effect on doctor retention in the area. There remains a large swath of new doctors searching for employment who will be unable to stay in Chicago because the slots are simply filled up.
Our Chicago medical malpractice lawyers at Levin & Perconti know that our city if filled with many wonderful doctors in all specialties who provide fantastic care to their patients. The legal and medical systems do not exist in conflict but instead are complementary. Our services simply provide a degree of accountability to the small percentage of medical professionals who commit mistakes that have severe consequences for their patients.
Be sure to get in touch with one of our Illinois personal injury lawyers if you have ever had the misfortune of falling victim to a medical mistake.
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