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Recently Asked Questions
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Clinicians express concerns about malpractice and patient safety.


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.


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 Although these editions are no longer active, you can view many of the older publications or their titles, from this archive listing.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Five Recently Published CRICO Cases to Reflect On at Year’s End, Radiology Contributing Factors, and More
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insight December 2020: Five Recently Published CRICO Cases to Reflect On at Year’s End, Radiology Contributing Factors, and more...


Neurosurgery and Medical Malpractice Risk
By Adam Schaffer, MD and Carlos Yugar, CRICO

Neurosurgery malpractice cases are responsible for not only some of the largest indemnity payments, but also significant mental health tolls. Learn how data-driven patient safety interventions have already helped.


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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