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Emotionally Supporting Physicians Sued for Malpractice

  • June 7, 2011

CRICO Patient Safety Education Program Director, Jock Hoffman, blogs on KevinMD.com  about how to support a physician or nurse being sued for malpractice.


A physician or nurse who receives a Summons and Complaint regarding a medical malpractice suit also receives pointers about whom to talk to, what to say, what not to say, and whom not to talk to. Despite some emphatic precautions, the appropriate advice to those malpractice defendants is not strictly “shut up and lawyer up.”

Read the  fulltext of  Emotionally supporting physicians sued for malpractice.  KevinMD.com