A Case for Physician Malpractice Education Sooner than Later - Medical Risk Management Horror Stories and How to Avoid Them
Reflections from a 30-year practicing physician and attorney.
You've heard of "better safe than sorry." You've heard of wearing PPE during a pandemic. You've learned about avoiding medical errors. And yet, most physicians (nurses and PA too) are taught little to nothing about medical malpractice lawsuits, the litigation process, and all the stresses - or horrors - that can come out of them. In this article, we'll hear reflections from Dr. Victor Waters, MD, JD, FCLM, a 30-year practicing physician and attorney and President and CEO of Law-4-Docs.com, involving real-life horrors and pragmatic solutions regarding the reality of physician malpractice lawsuits.
Note: Dr. Waters is the author of Risk Management for Practitioners, a Med-Challenger CME course in medical risk management, the physician malpractice process, and courtroom insights for medical practitioners.