CRICO MDs ONLY: Register to access your facesheet, and more.

Advanced Search

  • Topic
  • Specialty
  • Content Type


CRICO Guidelines by Topic

spacer podcast_cases spacer insights-callout-masthead

21-30 of (113) items Show items per page Page of 12
< Back To Patient Safety

Called to be Juror in Medmal Case? Lawyers Want to Talk to You
By Ellen Cohen, Esq.
Adler, Cohen, Harvey, Wakeman, Guekguezian, LLP

In Massachusetts, the law recently changed, regarding how juries are selected in civil trials, including medical malpractice cases. Now lawyers can question individual jurors directly.


CRICO Defendants Share Experiences (Video Series)
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Watch these video interviews with clinicians who share their experience working with CRICO as defendants in a lawsuit.


‘Grass Roots’ Research Sprouts From Harvard Medmal Data
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

In 2016, CRICO hosted a “Research Day” to highlight more than 17 past and current projects supported through the insurer’s grant program via RFAs. This event facilitated the cross-fertilization of ideas and feedback across its patient safety research community.grant_icon


Missing an MI When Symptoms Didn't Match Diagnosis
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO, Lisa Heard, MSN, RN, CGRN, CPPHQ, CRICO Carla Ford, MD, CRICO

A presumptive diagnosis during an office visit kept the doctor from broadening the differential to include a much more serious condition. Commentator Carla Ford, MD says, “These are the kinds of situations that our primary care providers and urgent care providers are faced with all the time.”



National MedMal Huddle Looks at Communication Errors/Solutions
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Nearly 3 in 10 medical malpractice cases have identifiable problems with communication, according to a report by CRICO, the malpractice insurer for the Harvard medical institutions. Proven solutions highlighted a national gathering of patient safety leaders in Boston.


Distraction, Poor Planning for OB Patient
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO, Thomas Beatty, MD

Language barrier, distraction, and lack of planning contributed to a delay in treating fetal distress. In this case study, a baby is born with deficits, and the settlement against an OB is over $1 million.


Was This Primary Care Provider Too Rushed?
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO, Carla Ford, MD, CRICO

The crux of the case is that a detailed history and physical exam were not performed, and so a broad differential was not considered.


Team Care, Alert Fatigue Near Top of EMR Agenda: Dr. David Bates
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO, David Bates, MD, MSc

At a recent gathering of medical malpractice professionals in Boston, health information and international patient safety leader David Bates shared a vision of the next five years of health information and electronic medical records. 


Getting Clinicians in Lawsuits to Care for Selves is Hard
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

How a clinician is coping with the impact of being sued can be a significant factor in how effective he or she is as a defendant. But getting clinicians to accept help is often a challenge.


Can Access to Doctor Notes Help Patients Find Mistakes, Recall Care Plans?
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Video podcast: A program called “OpenNotes” gives patients direct access to the notes their doctors wrote in their charts. Will they find mistakes and better understand their care plans with this new tool? grant_icon

21-30 of (113) items Page of 12