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Malpractice and liability
What if we could talk about medical mistakes without fear of judgment or punishment?
Recognizing warning signs and documenting with care are two keys.
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.
When a patient suffers from a medical mistake, two words can usher in healing.
You can make things right if you don’t give in to shame, defensiveness and fear.
Good records can help defend against a meritless malpractice suit, but it takes more than good records to prevent one.
Understanding your legal protections and ethical obligations can make it easier to respond when duty calls.
When a strep test led to a lawsuit, this physician took the stand in defense of common sense.
When facing the pain of a malpractice lawsuit, physicians need the compassion and support of their colleagues.
If a medical mistake in your practice is worthy of an apology, make sure you offer it skillfully.