CRICO CRICO home

Recent Coverage

July 1, 2022 Development of a Taxonomy for Characterising Medical Oncology-related Patient Safety and Quality Incidents: A Novel Approach

Using funding from CRICO, this study describes the development of a comprehensive, validated taxonomy for medical oncology-related incidents.

READ MORE >

June 18, 2022 Trial and Error: Learning From Malpractice Claims in Childhood Surgery

Using Candello Solutions by CRICO, this article analyzed the malpractice claims involving patients ≤ 18 years old that occurred from 2008 to 2017.

READ MORE >

March 1, 2022 Frequency and Nature of Communication and Handoff Failures in Medical Malpractice Claims

Using Candello data, this study examines the characteristics of malpractice claims which miscommunications.

READ MORE >

View All News & Research

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