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Malpractice and liability
Recognizing warning signs and documenting with care are two keys.
When a patient suffers from a medical mistake, two words can usher in healing.
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.
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.
They can offer protection and predictability if you're ever faced with the prospect of a huge jury award.