CRICO Insights: March 2019

5 Key Liability Trends Affecting U.S. Physicians


The overall medmal case rate decreased 27% over 10 years


The number of defendants per case is slowly increasing


More cases are closing with $1M+ indemnity paid


Surgical treatment cases continue to be most common


Cases with clinical judgment failures have higher odds of closing with payment $1M+

Learn more in CRICO’s new special report “Medical Malpractice in America.”


Defendant Advice: Learn to Forgive

A physician—and former defendant—shares insights from his experience. Hear his advice for overcoming the feelings of isolation and devastation that arise from being sued. How did he make it through?


Prostate Perils for PCPs: Roadmap from an Expert

Marc Garnick, MD, shares clinical insights behind prostate cancer medmal cases and explores the role PSA screening plays in these cases. There’s good news and bad news....


Safety Culture and Risk Reliability in Health Care

Is there a robust culture of safety in your workplace? What is a “just” culture, and how can you help contribute to it? Can you make it better?


Communication Issue → Retained Foreign Body

After successful cranial surgery, the patient experienced back and lower extremity pain. Eight months later, an intrathecal lumbar catheter was ID’d as the culprit. What went wrong?


Challenge: Take the OB Clinical Guidelines Test

OBs: your 2019 test is now available! Participants in the CRICO Obstetrics Patient Safety Program are required to pass the test no later than December 2, 2019. Start the test now...

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