Malpractice and liability

September/October 2021 Issue
Find Your Side Gig: Extra Income Opportunities for Family Physicians [Feature]

Traditional offerings still abound, but advances in technology have also opened up new possibilities.

January/February 2020 Issue
Listening to the Little Voice Inside [The Last Word]

That nagging little voice can sometimes save you from a medical mistake, so don’t ignore it.

November/December 2019 Issue
Taking the Fear Out of Error Disclosure [The Last Word]

What if we could talk about medical mistakes without fear of judgment or punishment?

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.

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