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Case studies and interviews are aligned with clinical specialties and high risk areas identified in the Harvard system.

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Defendant Peer Resource Group
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO, Peter McCormack, CRICO

CRICO offers defendants the opportunity to meet with other current and previously sued medical professionals in the setting of a peer support program.

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Beyond the Headlines for Large Malpractice Awards
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Large awards are rare and not always instructive for patient safety.

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Improving Dx, Culling Bad Claims, and more
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insight September 2018: Improving Dx, Culling Bad Claims, and more

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Primary Care Docs Try to Up Their Diagnosis Game
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

The idea of missing something, or finding out that follow up on a lab order or specialty consult fell through the cracks, can haunt providers. Nothing represents these concerns better than a claim from a patient or family that you failed to diagnose their cancer. A recent review of professional liability claims from across the United States shows that diagnosis-related claims account for a higher percentage of dollar costs than any other category.

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The Impact of Disruptive Behavior in the OR
By Missy Padoll, CRICO

Savvy leaders are making the connection between communication failures as a root cause of adverse events and malpractice suits in their hospitals.

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Defendant Perils, Missed Cancers, and more
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insight August 2018: Defendant Perils, Missed Cancers, and more

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Doctors Lose Their Own Malpractice Case
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

The defendant’s role in a successful defense against a claim of malpractice is critical, but it isn’t easy. Clinician have to be able to follow advice from lawyers, cope with their own emotions, which often include anger or fear, and project competence and likability to potential jurors. These things—none of which are taught in medical school—can be a challenge to a medical professional. Sometimes malpractice cases have to be settled because the defendant clinician cannot adapt to the legal system.

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