The numbers speak for themselves. There are approximately 14,000 physicians in Illinois physicians versus 68,000 in Canada. And the lawsuits quoted in Illinois are only for docs with liability insurance from ISMIE Mutual. And of all the legal actions commenced against physicians in Canada, only 125 legal claims went to trial. Seems like those Canucks need some lessons from their brash neighbors to the south.
The Medical Litigation Crisis, 2005 Illinois State Medical Society
Canadian Medical Protective Association, Annual Report 2003