Medical Practices Need to Follow Six Steps When Subpoenaed

Attorney Recommends Taking Immediate Action When Sued by Government

Napa, California—July 16, 2013—The six most important steps a medical practice should take after receiving a government subpoena are outlined in the latest video released by The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer.

In “Six Steps Medical Practices Must Take After Receiving a Subpoena,” Kevin R. Warren, Esq., of Michelman & Robinson LLP’s Healthcare Practice, recommends the following actions:

  • Don’t ignore the subpoena.
  • Properly route the subpoena.
  • Immediately calendar a response date.
  • Immediately issue litigation hold letters and orders to all affected staff.
  • Contact your insurance carrier.
  • Conduct a diligent search for documents.

“Our mission is to advance, protect, and reward the practice of good medicine,” said Stacy Schultz, senior vice president of marketing for The Doctors Company. “In accordance with this mission, we are pleased to provide insights from legal experts like Mr. Warren and to offer enhanced regulatory and cyber liability coverage to protect practices from potential high costs and exposure related to regulatory proceedings.”

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