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Defending the Doctor

  • March 15, 2016

In an interview for American Healthcare Leader, Beth Cushing, VP, Claims, CRICO shares her passion for her work in medical malpractice.


Beth_Cushing_web_©Ken_KotchElizabeth Cushing, Esq. is the Vice President of Claims at CRICO and has been with the organization for more than 16 years. In this interview, she talks about the personal connection she feels when working with physician-defendants and why she is so passionate about that work.

Citation for the full-text article:

Ramakrishnan U. Defending the Doctor.
Am Healthcare Leaders
. 2016. http://americanhealthcareleader.com/2016/crico/