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Malpractice and liability

July/August 2012 Issue
How to Reduce Your Malpractice Risk [Feature]

Recognizing warning signs and documenting with care are two keys.


January/February 2010 Issue
The More Things Change [Opinion]

Referring to a 1903 book on medical practice management, the author argues that physicians faced challenges 100 years ago that are startlingly similar to today's problems -- threats to primary care, inadequate income, scheming lawyers and more.


January/February 2010 Issue
The Power of Apology [The Last Word]

When a patient suffers from a medical mistake, two words can usher in healing.


Mar-Apr 2009 Issue
Five Ways to Respond to a Medical Mistake [The Last Word]

You can make things right if you don’t give in to shame, defensiveness and fear.


Sep-Oct 2008 Issue
Patient History and Malpractice Defense [Opinion]

Good records can help defend against a meritless malpractice suit, but it takes more than good records to prevent one.


Apr 2008 Issue
What You Need to Know When Called Upon to Be a Good Samaritan [Feature]

Understanding your legal protections and ethical obligations can make it easier to respond when duty calls.


Feb 2008 Issue
Defending the Real Standard of Care [The Last Word]

When a strep test led to a lawsuit, this physician took the stand in defense of common sense.


Nov-Dec 2007 Issue
Aiding the Wounded Among Us [The Last Word]

When facing the pain of a malpractice lawsuit, physicians need the compassion and support of their colleagues.


Jul-Aug 2007 Issue
The Art of Apology: When and How to Seek Forgiveness [Feature]

If a medical mistake in your practice is worthy of an apology, make sure you offer it skillfully.


May 2007 Issue
How High-Low Agreements Work in a Malpractice Case [Feature]

They can offer protection and predictability if you're ever faced with the prospect of a huge jury award.


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