Avoid a Malpractice Lawsuit by Thinking Like an Attorney

April 12, 2014
Steven Abernathy

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Brian Luster

MD Magazine®, Volume 6 Issue 1, Volume 6, Issue 1

Physicians who are the most prepared for vexing, unwarranted, and time-consuming malpractice suits will thrive best in the future. To join their ranks, use these safe, inexpensive, proven malpractice defense strategies.

To say physicians should strive to protect themselves from malpractice suits would be an understatement. Simply put, there is no immunity from the threat of patients claiming their body has been unnecessarily damaged. Thus, it’s imperative for medical doctors to implement the simple precautions most likely to decrease the chances of a lawsuit—and a large judgment.

Knowing what makes plaintiff attorneys’ tick, thinking twice about high malpractice limits, and engaging in strategic asset planning are the means to keeping your assets resistant to attack.

Medical practices are generally on constant guard for malpractice suits, as the likelihood a physician will be sued is high (at least once in his or her professional career). Statistics being what they are, it’s wise to ensure a practice by preparing for whatever claims may come, and the best defense is a good offence.

Physicians who will thrive best in the future will be those most prepared for vexing, unwarranted, and time-consuming malpractice suits. To join their ranks, read on about safe, inexpensive, proven malpractice defense strategies.

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