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10 Mistakes That Can Lead to Lawsuits

10 Mistakes That Can Lead to Lawsuits

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Michael J. Sacopulous, JD, founder and president of Medical Risk Institute, grew up the son of a medical malpractice defense attorney and later worked at an organization aimed at deterring such claims.

He’s had a front-row seat to hundreds of malpractice actions over the years and offers the following common mistakes he has seen physician make that got them sued.

To download the PDF version of this slideshow, click here.

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Physicians Practice

Comments

Recent study failed to demonstrate any less likelihood of litigation and in fact indicated
family Physicians face increased litigation over saying your "sorry". Really? How does saying your sorry conjure up in a potential litigant's mind entitled as they are that a mistake was not made ? In a country overrun with attorneys suing in hopes of returning a lottery winning for their client and obviously themselves of course you would say, go ahead Doctor, say your sorry and then the mountain of trouble the practitioner will face. My advice, call your med mal defense lawyer first and ask him if you should contact the patient and say your sorry. This reference to saying your sorry comes not from defense attorneys, but from those who stand to make the most out a doctors, in many cases, unfortunate situation. Physicians face a difficult task of trying to work with patients in a sincere effort to address their medical, social and psychological issues. Maybe you have read that physician burnout rate is 50%. Offer some REAL malpractice reform not BS that is simply untrue.

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