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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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Part III: Harvard Joins IHI to Cut Referral Mistakes
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

According to estimates, as many as half of medical specialty referrals are not fully completed. In a study of medical malpractice cases asserted in the Harvard system between 2006 and 2015, 46 cases involved referral breakdowns, with an incurred cost of $11 million. The vast majority involved severe harm to the patient. Closing the Loop... is a guide to prevent this from continuing.

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MD Burnout, Avoiding MedMal, and more
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insights June 2018: MD Burnout, Avoiding MedMal, and more

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Exploring the “Allegation” of Medical Malpractice
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Diving into specifics helps guide remediation.

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Who Gets Sued, Who Knows About It, and more...
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insight May 2018: Who gets sued, who knows about it, and more

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What to Expect as a Defendant

Understand phrases such as personal financial exposure, burden of proof, pleadings and tribunal.

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New Guidelines, Find Joy in Patient Care, & more
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insight February 2018: New Guidelines, Finding Joy in Patient Care, and more...

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Distracted Surgical Team, Lung Cancer Screening, & more
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insight December 2017: Distracted Surgical Team, Lung Cancer Screening, and more

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Where Things Go Wrong
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Everyone needs to prepare for medical errors.

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Batter Up
By Hon. Hiller B. Zobel

For years, baseball coaches have stressed a simple principle: “See the ball. Hit the ball.” Suitably modified, this thought can guide any doctor who may, whether as defendant or expert, be batting in the witness box during a medical malpractice trial.

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