The Industry’s Strongest Malpractice Claims Defense

The Doctors Company is founded and led by physicians, which gives us a keen understanding of the impact of a malpractice claim. If a claim is ever made against you, we fight to win—both in and out of the courtroom.

Our claims experts will be with you every step of the way. Our powerful defense attorneys have well-earned reputations for unyielding defense and aggressive trial strategy that give any plaintiff pause.

And we make this promise to you: We will never settle a claim without your consent, where permitted by law.

What Healthcare Practitioners Need to Know About Litigation

As a healthcare practitioner, it’s not a matter of if you will get sued, but when. In some high-risk specialties, more than two-thirds will experience a claim. And for all specialties, the likelihood of being sued increases over time: Because older medical professionals have been exposed to more risk via practicing longer, the risk of being sued continues to rise with age.*

Since claims have become an inevitable part of the medical business, it’s important that healthcare professionals know what to expect when they are sued, and how to navigate the legal process to ensure success. There are many strategies clinicians can use to prepare for and cope with a malpractice lawsuit.

Litigation can be stressful and emotional, but there are steps to take to alleviate your stress during a malpractice lawsuit, allowing you to continue to serve your patients and maintain healthy relationships with those around you.

In this video series, healthcare practitioners speak candidly about their claims experiences and provide insight about what to expect during the litigation process:

Get insights from defense attorneys on how to be a valuable member of your defense team:

Learn How to Survive a Malpractice Lawsuit: Surviving Litigation Seminars

The Doctors Company offers our members Surviving Litigation Seminars to provide you with constructive ways to deal with the stress of malpractice litigation. Experts will guide you through legal jargon, deposition engagements, arguments, and verdicts. And litigation consultants will explain how medical professionals can be strong, effective defense team members.

Acquire expert advice for becoming a strong, active participant in your own defense—now or in the future.

*Guardado JR. Policy research perspectives: Medical liability claim frequency among U.S. physicians. American Medical Association, 2017.

The guidelines suggested here are not rules, do not constitute legal advice, and do not ensure a successful outcome. The ultimate decision regarding the appropriateness of any treatment must be made by each healthcare provider considering the circumstances of the individual situation and in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which the care is rendered.


For Members: Report a Claim

It is critical that you report any claim—or potential claim—to The Doctors Company. Our claim specialists will immediately begin working with you to build your defense.