Popular belief, at least in medical communities, holds that juries in medical malpractice cases tend to side with plaintiffs, even where the case against a doctor is a weak one. But jurors actually tend to believe doctors more than they do plaintiffs, says a law professor who examined numerous data on medical malpractice litigation. The assumption that juries cannot fairly evaluate medical malpractice suits is implicit in legislation pending in Congress that would create specialized courts for such cases.
Malpractice Juries Tend to Side More With Doctors, Researcher Finds
New Jersey Law Journal
April 26, 2007