Avoiding Medical Malpractice

Author: William Choctaw
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387730648
Release Date: 2008-03-26
Genre: Medical

Written by an MD/JD, this book offers a unique perspective on medical-legal issues surrounding daily clinical practice. It covers all the essentials and tells the inside secrets of how to avoid cases that cost the medical community millions each year. Readers will learn basic law and the ways laws are interpreted. In addition, the book focuses on the law-medicine-politics triangle and its effect on physicians, the impact of — and issues related to — diversity in medical malpractice, and other essential topics. Physicians who better understand malpractice laws are better clinical decision makers who feel more confident in their ability as doctors.

How to Survive a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Author: Ilene R. Brenner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444390377
Release Date: 2010-09-23
Genre: Medical

Everyone seeks to avoid getting into a lawsuit, but what do you do if this does happen? Getting sued for medical malpractice is one of the most traumatic events of a physician's career. This text will guide doctors and physicians through the process from the moment they receive a summons until the after-trial appeal process. Containing valuable information that physicians need to know to prevent making critical mistakes that can hurt their case With strategies explained to maximize their chances of a defendant's verdict. Including vital information on how to change your attorney, act at the deposition and dress for court, Navigating through what is a mysterious and terrifying process in non-legalese language that is easy to understand including what makes patients angry, strategies for coping, sample questions and tips on answering them to what happens in court and how to continue if there is a bad outcome.

Physician Protect Thyself

Author: Alan G. Williams
Publisher: Physician, Protect Thyself
ISBN: 9780978835699
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Law

Written by an experienced malpractice defense attorney, this concise yet comprehensive medical reference guide explains how physicians, nurses and every other type of health care provider can reduce and prevent medical malpractice claims.

Preventing Medical Malpractice Suits

Author: James E. Schutte
Publisher: Hogrefe & Huber Pub
ISBN: 0889371350
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Law

This book explains how to avoid medical malpractice suits in so clear a manner that it is destined to become a classic. Rather than looking at how to fight off a lawsuit, the author's approach here is to show how doctors and other healthcare practitioners can carefully avoid creating the grounds for a malpractice suit in the first place. Many of the insights in this book come from a study of more than 200 physicians who had practiced for over 20 years without a malpractice suit. Other sources include extensive interviews with malpractice plaintiffs, reviews of the literature and court cases, and years of experience in working with medical risk managers from all parts of the country. The advice presented here is aimed at physicians, but it is also of very practical interest for the entire office team as well - nurses, managers, and others. Indeed, it turns out to be especially important that these individuals read, understand, and help the doctor implement the many specific points discussed here. This material will also be of interest to healthcare attorneys and managers, and to patients wanting to know that their physician is indeed maintaining the highest standards of good practice. Students training for healthcare careers will also find that this material provides a fundamental source of guidance for their future work. Includes five brief appendices containing risk management checklists usable on a daily basis, draft letters to patients, sample questionnaires, and other practical tools.

Avoiding Malpractice

Author: Concept Media
Publisher: Concept Media
ISBN: 1602321043
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Medical

This series addresses a growing concern for all healthcare professionals âe" malpractice. Using scenario sand interviews, each of the programs describes how simple acts of commission or omission affect a patient, his or her family, and the provider. Also available as individual programs.

Medical Malpractice

Author: James T. O'Reilly
ISBN: 1627225633
Release Date: 2015-04-16
Genre: Physicians

Medical Malpractice guides lawyers who are intent on attaining compensation for the errors that can occur in today's evolving healthcare arena or who are engaged in defending a modern malpractice case. This book provides an extensive overview of today's changed medical landscape as well as specific and practical ways to approach a medical malpractice case from the moment a potential plaintiff or defendant enters the door to the announcement of the jury verdict.

Risk Liability and Malpractice

Author: Phil Haeck
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781437727012
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Law

"Risk, Liability and Malpractice: What Every Plastic Surgeon Need To Know" is your indispensable guide to maintaining a reputable, safe, successful plastic surgery practice. Authors Phil Haeck, MD and Mark Gorney, MD, two of the best-known and most trusted authorities on this subject, discuss every issue you need to consider, from which procedures carry the highest risk through claims arising from Medi-Spas and unique aspects of providing aesthetic surgery for male patients. Written in a concise and easy-to-read style, this is the book you need to make wise clinical and practice decisions, manage your patients' expectations, avoid complications, and deliver satisfying results. Effectively navigate your toughest legal issues! Must-read chapters include "The Most Risky Procedures in Plastic Surgery," "Claims Arising From Medi-Spas," and "The Unique Aspects of The Male Patient and Aesthetic Surgery." Get advice you can trust! Phil Haeck, MD has been writing Plastic Surgery News's "On Legal Grounds" column for more than five years and is the 2011/2012 president of ASPS. Mark Gorney, MD, a former ASPS president, is a founding member of The Doctors Company, now the country's largest malpractice insurance carrier, and has taught the basics in risk management to thousands of his colleagues. Read it quickly and put it to work in your practice! A concise, practical approach with minimal legal jargon presents the guidance you need in a way that is easy to understand and apply. A vital reference on avoiding risks in malpractice for any leading plastic surgeon who wants to maintain a reputable, safe, successful plastic surgery practice.

Nursing Practice and the Law

Author: Mary E. O'Keefe
Publisher: Davies Incorporated
ISBN: PSU:000049388183
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Medical

-- Holistic presentation of the principles of law that The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA) recommends should be taught to students in nursing schools -- Covers law relevant to nurses in the practice settings they are in today, such as advanced practice nurses, home health care, long-term care, psychiatric care, and emergency care -- Includes basic forensics, life care planning, telecommunications, and correctional facilities -- Covers ethics and legal issues associated with today's health care economics -- Pedagogical features include chapter objectives, an introduction from a historical perspective, and chapter glossary in a box; key terms are boldface the first time they are used in a definition -- Each chapter ends with list of key points, bibliography, ans suggested references -- Workbook section with perforated pages at the end of the book includes study questions for content review, learning activities, and case studies with critical thinking questions

Doctors damages and deterrence

Author: William B. Schwartz
Publisher: Rand Corp
ISBN: STANFORD:36105061941790
Release Date: 1978-06-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Damages awarded in a malpractice suit must be viewed not only as compensating the victim but also as deterring health-care providers from negligent behavior. Economic analysis of the malpractice system indicates that awards can send a signal to providers that informs them how much to invest in avoiding mishaps. The malpractice system is beset by difficulties, but not the ones commonly incriminated. The signal to the physician, as determined by the number of claims and the size of awards ("expected damages"), appears to be insufficient for ideal deterrence. Moreover, the deterrence signal is attenuated because malpractice premiums are set for groups of physicians, not for individuals according to their record of previous malpractice incidents. Replacing the present tort system with a no-fault insurance scheme would not necessarily be cheaper, and might well abolish the deterrent signal or distort clinical decisionmaking.

The Satisfied Patient

Author: James W. Saxton
Publisher: HC Pro, Inc.
ISBN: 9781601460400
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Medical

Reduce malpractice claims with proven patient satisfaction tools and techniques!Why physicians need a resource like this RIGHT NOW. These days, physicians cannot be careful enough. Medical malpractice insurance premiums are through the roof. Pay for performance and other measures that tie reimbursement to quality have turned an even brighter spotlight on the need to ensure patient satisfaction. You must do everything you can to reduce your liability risk and prevent potential lawsuits. This means making sure that patients leave your facility feeling good about their experience.The advice is simple: Treat patients with care and stay out of the courtroom. "The Satisfied Patient, Second Edition: A Guide to Preventing Malpractice Claims by Providing Excellent Customer Service" is a resource that every modern physician needs. Written by an experienced healthcare attorney, this fully updated book illustrates how focusing on patient satisfaction can better your organization, reduce the potential of professional liability claim, and significantly affect the outcome of that claim if initiated. Learn how to increase patient satisfaction and reduce claims by: Incorporating five-star customer service principles into caregiving Encouraging patients to take responsibility for their care Taking a few extra seconds to create legible, concise documentation Not familiar with the litigation process? If you haven't been inside the courtroom, and want to avoid it, "The Satisfied Patient, Second Edition" describes a typical deposition and malpractice trial and illustrates how strong customer service on the front end can strengthen your defenses in the courtroom on the back end.Fully updated to reflect today's physician needs! Take a look at what's NEW in the second edition: A new section that addresses pay for performance and other measures that tie reimbursement to quality initiatives An expanded section on the litigation process and how patient satisfaction--or the lack thereof-- can affect it Additional patient satisfaction and customer service tools Updated research about the connection between customer satisfaction and liability claims All new case studies that reflect the newest liability and malpractice laws You need this valuable legal tool. "The Satisfied Patient, Second Edition: A Guide to Preventing Malpractice Claims by Providing Excellent Customer Service" is a beneficial resource for the following healthcare professionals: Physicians and physician practice administrators/managers Corporate compliance officers Risk managers and performance improvement professionals C-suite level executives In-house counsel VPMAs Medical directors Words of praise from satisfied physicians for "The Satisfied Patient, Second Edition" ""Mr. Saxton's experience and understanding of the points of view of the physician, patient, insurance provider, attorney and jury all serve to assist the medical care provider in avoiding malpractice claims from the moment a patient requests an appointment until after an event has occurred. The Satisfied Patient is a must for any doctor seeking to improve patient satisfaction, practice efficiency and avoid claims."" "--Peter Cotton, MD., Medical director of the Digestive Disease Center, professor of medicine, and assistant dean for international activities at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston" ""The tools and concepts presented in The Satisfied Patient seem so logical. Yet during the course of a busy day, it is easy to overlook the obvious. The Satisfied Patient speaks to the importance of developing everyday strategies to improve patient involvement, staff unity, and organized documentation, which turns everyday routine into preventing the obvious from ever getting overlooked again, ultimately reducing the risk of liability claims."" "--David Acker, MD., Chief of Obstetrics, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Boston"A glimpse of what you'll get Take a look at the table of contents for "The Satisfied Patient, Second Edition: " Chapter One: The Looming Cloud Chapter Two: The 'True Cost' of a Malpractice Claim Chapter Three: Malpractice is Not the Only Cause of a Malpractice Claim Chapter Four: Creating the Right Environment Chapter Five: Becoming a Five-Star Service Provider Chapter Six: Making Patients Partners Chapter Seven Documentation: Creating Appropriate Evidence Chapter Eight Recognizing When You Are At Risk Chapter Nine: When an Adverse Event Occurs, How Do You Tell the Patient? Chapter Ten: Managing Adverse Events Chapter Eleven: The Trial Process Chapter Twelve: The Trial: The Ultimate Anxiety Our risk-free money-back guarantee. If for any reason "The Satisfied Patient, Second Edition" does not meet your needs, return it within 30 days and you will receive a prompt, polite, 100% refund--no questions asked.

The Life You Save

Author: Patrick Malone
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781458759559
Release Date: 2010-05
Genre: Health & Fitness

Millions of Americans suffer from indifferent, outdated health care; an estimated 40,000 incidents of medical harm happen every day. The good news is that you can prevent this from happening to you or a family member. Better yet, you can find the very best care in the world. Patrick Malone's sensible advice and real-life anecdotes will inspire you to take charge of your own health care, make the best choices, and avoid serious harm. With the ''Necessary Nine'' - the essential steps to finding the best medical care - The Life You Save offers vital information such as: ; The single most important question you can ask your doctor ; When to know you have symptoms your doctor should not shrug off ; Checklists to help you get out of the hospital in one piece ; Where to locate the best surgeons and safest hospitals.

The Medical Malpractice Myth Large Print 16pt

Author: Tom Baker
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781459615656
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: Actions and defenses

n January 2005, President Bush declared the medical malpractice liability system ''out of control.''the president's speech was merely an echo of what doctors and politicians (mostly Republicans) have been saying for years - that medical malpractice premiums are skyrocketing due to an explosion in malpractice litigation. Along comes Baker, director of the Insurance Law Center at the University of Connecticut School of Law, to puncture ''the medical malpractice myth'' with a talent for reasoned argument and incisiveness. He counters that the real problem is ''too much medical malpractice, not too much litigation,'' and that the cost of malpractice is lost lives and the ''pain and suffering of tens of thousands of people every year'' - most of whom do not sue. Baker argues that the rise in medical premiums has more to do with economic cycles and the competitive nature of the insurance industry than runaway juries. Finally, Baker offers an alternative in the form of evidence-based medical liability reform that seeks to decrease the incidence of malpractice and also protect doctors from rising premium costs. Having worked with insurance companies, law firms and doctors, Baker brings experience and perspective to his book, which is sure to be important and controversial in future debates.