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Recently Asked Questions
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Clinicians express concerns about malpractice and patient safety.

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The Earlier the Better: More MedMal Insurers Offer Real-Time Support After Patient Harm
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

The goal of these new early resolution and communication programs isn’t just transparency, but early and added involvement from the insurer and the health institution. And it almost doesn’t matter if there was any negligence. It also doesn’t seem to lead to more lawsuits and higher costs.

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Protecting Providers: Support, Data, & Expertise

Receive first-hand advice from your peers, as well as resources from legal and clinical experts. We hope to arm those of you who have the misfortune to face an allegation of malpractice, with tools to help you better navigate the experience. Above all, we want you to know we are here should you need us.

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Archive of Retired Publications
By Jennifer Rose, CRICO

Visit this archive of retired Forum, Resource and printed Insight publications. Although these editions are no longer active, you can view many of the older publications or their titles, from this archive listing.

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Clinicians are Far from Alone During a Lawsuit
By Pamela Gilman, Esq.

The defendant is the single most important witness at trial. In many cases, the outcome of a trial will come down to whether or not the jurors like and trust the defendant. For this reason, defense attorneys and malpractice insurers are offering defendant clinicians more support services to prepare for testimony and cope with stress.

 

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Chronology of a Malpractice Case
By Claire Cronin, MD, FACS, MBA

CRICO does a great job of representing physicians during a malpractice claim, but the legal stages of a trial are very different from the emotional ones.

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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.

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In Defense of the Jury System
By Elizabeth Cushing Esq, CRICO;
Hiller B. Zobel; Ellen Epstein Cohen

Patients and clinicians alike need to be able to rely on a consistent, objective, and fair review of the case.

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Documentation Best Practices

Write it right. Keep the reports factual, make it clear when you make a change, and be as specific as possible to get your notes right the first time.

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Top 5 Safety Net Episodes Published in 2020, CBS Data Peer-Reviewed Publications in 2020, and More
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insights January 2021. Top 5 Safety Net Episodes Published in 2020, CBS Data Peer-Reviewed Publications in 2020, and more

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