CRICO’s mission—Protect Providers. Promote Safety.—serves as a core inspiration to our staff and represents a deep and enduring commitment to the well-being of our community of member organizations, clinicians, employees, and patients.
To fulfill this dual mission, we place significant focus on promoting safety; leveraging our analysis of medical malpractice claims to identify and then mitigate risk. In parallel, we allocate considerable resources towards protecting providers and supporting them through the most challenging of circumstances. Over time, we have adapted the ways in which we deliver this support to insure our services best meet the needs of our members.
This issue of Protecting Providers addresses the myriad ways in which an allegation of malpractice might impact a provider.We’ve shared first-hand advice from your peers, as well as recommendations and resources from legal and clinical experts. Through these articles and data, we hope to arm those of you who have the misfortune to face this experience personally, 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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- Clinicians are Far from Alone During a Lawsuit
- Chronology of a Malpractice Case
- Documentation Best Practices
- Getting Clinicians in Lawsuits to Care for Themselves is Hard
- In Defense of the Jury System
- Understanding Standard of Care
If You Are a CRICO Defendant
CRICO-insured physicians can use the log-in at the top of this page to access additional defendant support materials. Non-physicians, please contact your Claim Representative for defendant portal access.
Note: This publication is a revision of, Insight into Claims, which can be found on the Insight archive page.
This page is an excerpt of a full issue of Insight.CME: The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine has endorsed each complete issue of Insights or 30-minutes of podcast episodes as suitable for 0.5 hours of Risk Management Category 1 Study in Massachusetts. You should keep track of these credits the same way you track your Category 2 credits.