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HOW TO AVOID MEDICAL MALPRACTICE RISK

Avoidance is a well-recognized risk management strategy. It means consciously forgoing involvement in an activity because of the potential liability consequences. For example, some observers note that there are now very few companies that manufacture football helmets, single-engine airplanes or intra-uterine devices. In all three examples, the costs of [...]

2020-10-20T12:08:59-04:00

GOING BARE: SHOULD A PHYSICIAN FORGO MEDICAL LIABILITY INSURANCE?

Should physicians bet their practices by assuming they will have no medical malpractice claims?  Some experts would answer, “No.”  Nevertheless, some physicians believe they can forgo liability insurance and “go bare.” As a risk management technique, going bare, or retention, occurs when physicians decide to fund their losses instead of [...]

2020-10-20T12:07:31-04:00

HOW PHYSICIANS SHOULD RESPOND TO PATIENTS AFTER AN ADVERSE RESULT

What a physician and a medical practice’s front line staff says to a patient after an adverse result can affect that practitioner’s chances of successfully defending a liability claim. Watch what you say — know what NOT to say. Foot-in-mouth disease can be expensive when it comes to handling patient [...]

2020-10-20T12:05:53-04:00

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARE SUED FOR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

By: Nadine Nasser Donovan, Esq. Introduction This blog post provides a succinct checklist of what a medical defendant should do when sued or put on notice of a medical malpractice claim. This information has been adapted from Medical Malpractice Survival Training for Physicians, available from SEAK here as part of a [...]

2020-10-20T11:59:49-04:00

WAYS TO PREVENT MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIMS & LAWSUITS

We have all heard the adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This is very true in the realm of medical malpractice risk management.  The cheapest claim is the one that either didn’t occur or which was nipped in the bud before it had a chance [...]

2020-10-20T12:03:11-04:00