People do not expect their doctors to be perfect. But they do expect them to communicate clearly. When they don't, patients are more inclined to sue, according to Ultra, a helathcare insurance underwriter that manages physician risk.
Communication is the most important aspect of any relationship. The physician-patient relationship is no exception. Often, we reveal aspects of ourselves or our bodies to doctors that we would not show anyone else. So, it is perhaps not surprising that when things go wrong and physicians are not forthright, patients are more likely to fight back.