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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 Although these editions are no longer active, you can view many of the older publications or their titles, from this archive listing.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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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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The Pain and Reward of Delivering Palliative Care During COVID
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Excellent palliative care is inherently challenging. Over-capacity hospitals and a shortage of palliative specialists that pre-dated the COVID  crisis have led to some improvisation and innovation.. An expert practitioner from the Metro DC area shares his personal experience and some insights that might help improve communication between any specialist and their patients.

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Woman Dies from Post-op Stroke When Anticoagulant Not Restarted
By Jennifer Sanchez, CRICO, Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Restarting heparin was not in the post-op instructions. In a lawsuit naming four physicians, the patient’s estate alleged negligent failure to restart anticoagulation, resulting in a stroke and ultimately, her death. The case was settled for more than a million.

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Risks Associated with the Most Common “Procedure” Clinicians Employ
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Miscommunication contributes to a large portion of malpractice cases.

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Too Good to Be Untrue
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Medmal data is a credible source for patient safety.

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Documentation Gaps Increase the Risk of a Malpractice Defendant Being Held Responsible
By Jock Hoffman, Jillian Skillings, CRICO

Inadequate or missing information increases the likelihood of payment 76%

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Is This Case Likely to Close with a Payment?
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

New research shows a link between the presence of three common factors in malpractice cases and the likelihood they will end up in a payment to the plaintiff. Look out for documentation deficiencies, lack of a protocol or failure to follow one, and patient assessment issues.

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An Inadequate Patient Assessment Increases the Risk of a Malpractice Defendant Being Held Responsible
By Jock Hoffman, Jillian Skillings, CRICO

Presence of this factors increases likelihood of payment 85%

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