A number of years ago I wrote a chapter in Patients Say the Darndest Things, volume #2 entitled, "Possible antidotes for the primary care blues."
In one section I asked, "have you been sued lately?"
I then made the statement that "a study has shown most physicians report shame, anger, self doubt and disillusion with their medical career after going through litigation, regardless of the outcome of the suit."
I graduated from medical school in 1985. At the time I wrote the chapter (2006), I had never been sued.
This is no longer the case.
I can now confirm it's a true statement.