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February 14, 2023, Inside Medical Liability Online
Malpractice Case: Could Stronger Post-Op Follow-Up Have Prevented this Infection after Knee Replacement?
This article discusses important lessons learned and risk prevention strategies from a study of hip and knee replacement closed malpractice claims by David L. Feldman, MD, MBA, FACS, Chief Medical Officer, The Doctors Company and TDC Group, and Jacqueline Ross, PhD, RN, CPAN, Coding Director, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company.

Dec 01, 2022
Continuing Education: Reducing the Risk of a Malpractice Claim
Our complimentary on-demand program helps physicians, dental professionals, and advanced practice clinicians improve patient safety by implementing a root cause analysis process.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

February 20, 2023, KevinMD
From Toys to Tragedy: The Threat of Button Batteries to Children’s Health
This article by Patti L. Ellis, RN, CPHRM, Patient Safety Risk Manager II, The Doctors Company, discusses important lessons learned and risk prevention strategies for button battery ingestion in children.

Apr 08, 2024
Minor Consent: Challenges for Pediatric Dentistry
Richard F. Cahill, JD, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, and Patti L. Ellis, RN, CPHRM, Patient Safety Risk Manager II, The Doctors Company, Part of TDC Group
Identifying a minor patient’s legal guardianship and parental rights prior to initial treatment can help dental practitioners reduce risk.

Sep 01, 2023
Medical Emergencies in the Dental Setting
We present a compelling case example and outline risk management strategies that can help practices prepare for medical emergencies.

Sep 01, 2023
Documentation and Scope of Practice Issues in Dentistry
We analyze a case resulting in patient injuries and provide strategies that address documentation and staff protocols.

Sep 02, 2023
Referral and Negligent Referral in a Dental Practice
We outline actionable strategies to help dental professionals keep patients safe and avoid potential liability when referring patients to specialty providers.

Jan 05, 2024
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Jun 17, 2022
Practice Protection for Administrative and Regulatory Actions
Richard F. Cahill, JD, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, and Kathleen Stillwell, MPA/HSA, RN, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager, The Doctors Company
Our legal and patient safety experts describe the types of complaints against healthcare professionals that trigger agency investigations and advise how to respond to notifications.
From The Doctor’s Advocate

Jul 28, 2022
Defensible Medical and Dental Records
Richard F. Cahill, JD, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, The Doctors Company
Patient records, which serve a critical function in healthcare delivery and routine clinical operations, can provide key evidence in the event of a professional liability action.