SEP 22, 2016 Plastic Surgery Closed Claims Study The Doctors Company analyzed 1,438 claims against plastic surgeons that closed from January 2007 through June 2015 to understand what motivates patients to pursue claims and gain a broader overview of the system failures and processes that result in patient harm.
OCT 01, 2015 The Defensible Medical Record Mark Gorney, MD, FACS (deceased), Governor Emeritus; Richard Cahill, Esq., Vice President and Associate General Counsel; and Susan Shepard, MSN, RN, Director, Patient Safety and Risk Management Education. Most errors of medical judgment can be successfully defended with a complete and unaltered medical record.
APR 06, 2015 Accurate Medical Records: Your Primary Line of Defense Mark Gorney, MD, FACS, Richard Cahill, JD, and Susan Shepard, MSN, RN It is critical for every physician to maintain meticulous records, because every medical malpractice suit can be won or lost based on the quality and content of the medical record.
FEB 01, 2015 Coping with Depositions Susan Shepard, MSN, RN, and Richard Cahill, JD A physician's attitude, demeanor, appearance, and conduct during a deposition or trial are as important as the accuracy and quality of the testimony.
SEP 01, 2011 A Tragic Lesson in Drug Safety David B. Troxel, MD This case study highlights the dangers of not being fully knowledgeable about a prescribed medication.
JUL 01, 2011 Eight Little Words Ann S. Lofsky, MD No wording will be more carefully scrutinized than that in a medical record involved in a malpractice trial.
JUN 22, 2010 Who's in Charge? David B. Troxel, MD This case study illustrates the importance of promptly diagnosing and treating spinal epidural abscess.
JAN 01, 2005 Assuming the Worst Ann S. Lofsky, MD A case study illustrates how a physician's reluctance to aggressively evaluate subtle changes in a long-term patient's symptoms made him possibly liable for the end result.