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For many physicians, no matter their specialty, the one thing that keeps them up at night is fear of medical malpractice lawsuits. Here are the top ways to avoid medical malpractice lawsuits.
For many physicians, no matter their specialty, the one thing that keeps them up at night is fear of medical malpractice lawsuits. Elisabeth Madden, partner at Lynch, Gilardi & Grummer law firm in San Francisco, is an attorney with more than 20 years’ experience defending healthcare providers. During the 2013 Vegas Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology meeting, Ms. Madden co-hosted a session about the top ways to avoid medical malpractice lawsuits.
Offering a refund could be considered an admission of liability, Ms. Madden says. “So many times, it has nothing to do with the patient’s care, it’s just that that doctor doesn’t want to get involved in a lawsuit. It will be played back later as an admission of liability.”
“In our experience, most medical malpractice cases will end in a defense result,” Ms. Madden says. “Generally you can have a good outcome in a medical malpractice case. Just because you’re sued, it doesn’t mean something negligent occurred.”
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