An anesthesiologist chips a patient's tooth during a difficult intubation. A surgeon leaves tiny abrasions on a patient's abdomen during a delicate surgical procedure. And an operating room nurse accidentally nips a patient's finger with a pair of scissors. Not all of these examples of medical mistakes will result in malpractice suits. But for the ones that do, health care providers must invariably come to grips with facing the most important step in defending a medical malpractice lawsuit - the deposition phase. Whether or not a malpractice case ends in settlement or at trial, depositions are the most important pieces of evidence because a witness' performance during this phase is literally carved in stone, and facts elicited from depositions often play a major role throughout the remainder of the litigation. The Health Care Providers Guide To Facing The Malpractice Deposition can provide anyone in the health care industry with the tools necessary to come out of a malpractice deposition unscathed or with as few bruises as possible. This exhaustive book includes excerpts from actual depositions, and addresses topics such as law and legal thinking, the standard of care, preparing for the deposition, and common forms of interrogation. While this text will not protect health care providers from malpractice litigation or prevent pricey settlements and judgments, it can help prevent medical personnel from becoming self-damaging witnesses and their own worst enemies.
Author: Constance G. Uribe, M.D.
Publisher: CRC Press
Everyone seeks to avoid getting into a lawsuit, but what do you do if this does happen? Getting sued for medical malpractice is one of the most traumatic events of a physician's career. This text will guide doctors and physicians through the process from the moment they receive a summons until the after-trial appeal process. Containing valuable information that physicians need to know to prevent making critical mistakes that can hurt their case With strategies explained to maximize their chances of a defendant's verdict. Including vital information on how to change your attorney, act at the deposition and dress for court, Navigating through what is a mysterious and terrifying process in non-legalese language that is easy to understand including what makes patients angry, strategies for coping, sample questions and tips on answering them to what happens in court and how to continue if there is a bad outcome.
The Physician's Roadmap for Success
Author: Ilene R. Brenner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
After years of school and maybe even after some years of practice, you are ready to do it on your own. Running a profitable business takes more than just being a great doctor. Start Your Own Medical Practice provides you with the knowledge to be both a great doctor and a successful business owner. Whether you are looking to open a single practice office or wanting to go into partnership with other colleagues, picking the right location, hiring the right support staff and taking care of all the finances are not easy tasks. With help from Start Your Own Medical Practice, you can be sure you are making the best decisions for success. Don't let a wrong choice slow down your progress. Find advice to: --Create a Business Plan --Manage the Office --Raise Capital --Bill Your Patients --Market Your Practice --Build a Patient Base --Prevent Malpractice Suits --Keep an Eye on the Goal With checklists, sample letters and doctor's office forms, Start Your Own Medical Practice teaches you all the things they didn't in medical school and gives you the confidence to go out and do it on your own.
A Guide to All the Things They Don't Teach You in Medical School about Starting Your Own Practice
Author: Marlene M. Coleman,Judge William Huss
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Category: Business & Economics
EMS Street Strategies focuses on the interaction of EMS personnel with patients, their families and bystanders in an array of common medical, traumatic and psychological emergencies. Chapters feature real life case studies and offer detailed six-step intervention strategies based on the presented scenario that EMS professionals can apply to their day-to-day activities in the field. Also includes chapters on the stresses experienced by EMS personnel and methods for combating this stress in a productive and healthy manner.
Effective Patient Interaction
Author: Stephen Michael Soreff,Robert T. Cadigan
Publisher: Cengage Learning
An excellent introductory guide for healthcare students, this book begins by exploring the current environment of health care and its component parts (professionals, disciplines, organizations, and systems) and proceeds to the concept of
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Malpractice lawsuits are a reality of medical life. But most physicians are poorly equipped to face the adversarial challenges of the legal arena. When Good Doctors Get Sued is a practical and indispensable guide that focuses on the most important step in a malpractice lawsuit?giving testimony about patient care. Because they have prepared thousands of doctors for deposition and trial, the authors provide practical advice, proven techniques, and valuable insights that should be part of every practicing professional's education.When Good Doctors Get Sued prepares health care professionals to be better witnesses at deposition, or on the witness stand, by focusing on important topics, such as how to: ? Listen carefully for question traps and tricks? "Diagnose" the intent of cross-exam questions? Give more effective and succinct answers? Maintain confidence and control? Make a positive impact on jurors? Cope with litigation stress and its impact on work and familyPacked with helpful dos and don'ts, scores of question-answer examples and ideas for coping with anxiety, this book helps prevent self-damaging testimony and boosts physician confidence in an arena where not only what you say, but how you say it is critical. A summary "pocket guide" makes this a quick and easy read for even the busiest physician. Insurers will find insightful ideas for loss prevention; it's a "must-have" for students of medicine and defense law.
A Practical Guide for Physicians Involved in Malpractice Lawsuits
Author: Angela M. Dodge,Steven F. Fitzer
What is it like to be sued for medical malpractice? Bad medical outcomes traumatize patients but they also traumatize physicians. The litigation that often follows is a profoundly human, rather than just a legal experience. Although every physician's case is different, this book shows how each case goes through the same judicial stages of complaint, discovery, depositions, motions, and delays that lead to trial, settlement, or being dropped. It also gives doctors an understanding of how lawyers think and work to help defendants. Written by a physician and a lawyer, the book provides unique insights - through real-life stories - into the personal experience of litigation as well as recommendations for dealing with each of the legal process. It also includes up-to-date reviews of HIPAA legislation, the controversial subject of disclosure, and recent developments in the law affecting medical practitioners. Only about thirty percent of plaintiffs win their cases against doctors, but the journey from bedside to witness stand tests both the personal character and the professional skills of those accused. This well-documented book will help doctors understand and navigate the legal system while honoring their own ideals and emerging changed but stronger from the experience.
A Physician's Guide
Author: Sara C. Charles,Paul R. Frisch
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Rev. ed. of: Legal aspects of documenting patient care for rehabilitation professionals / Ronald W. Scott. 3rd ed. c2006.
Author: Ron W. Scott
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Techniques and Strategies that Work
Author: David M. Malone,Peter T. Hoffman,Anthony J. Bocchino
Publisher: Ntl Inst for Trial Advocacy
Winning at Deposition won the highest award available for legal publications: ACLEA's Award for Professional Excellence. The book won first prize from a field of over 300 entries submitted by continuing legal education publishers from across the USA. Written by the best-selling author of Winning at Trial, this book shows beginning and experienced attorneys how to win at deposition every time. With the first chapter explaining all the ins and outs of taking and defending a deposition, the remainder of the book reveals strategies that will help every lawyer vastly improve his deposition skills. Discover why much of the conventional wisdom about depositions is completely wrong, learn how to beat an expert witness every time, get innovative advice on witness preparation, and master the secrets that guarantee success with argumentative lawyers and lying witnesses.Unlike any other book, this one teaches from transcripts and videos of actual depositions. You will learn from the skillful techniques---and memorable failures---that occurred at the most famous depositions of all time, those of President Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, and O.J. Simpson. It's all here, clearly explained in an easy-to-understand format. In addition, the book provides detailed analysis of video depositions located at the book's website www.winningatdeposition.com.
Author: D. Shane Read
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Author: Kendall F. Svengalis,Rhode Island LawPress
Books such as this one are deceptively difficult to create. The general subject is neither happy, nor easy, nor most anyone’s idea of fun. M- practice litigation, however, has become a central fact of existence in the practice of medicine today. This tsunami of lawsuits has led to a high volume of irreconcilable rhetoric and ultimately threatens the stability of the entire health care system. Our goal has been to provide a source of reliable information on a subject of importance to all who provide me- cal care in the United States. The book is divided into four sections. Part I gives an overview of insurance in general and discusses the organization of professional - ability insurance companies in particular. Part II focuses on the litigation process itself with views from the defense and plaintiff bar, and the physician as both expert and defendant. Part III looks at malpractice litigation from the viewpoint of the practicing physician. Some of the chapters are broadly relevant to all doctors—the rise of e-medicine, and the importance of effective communication, for example. The other ch- ters are constructed around individual medical specialties, but discuss issues that are of potential interest to all. Part IV looks ahead. “The Case for Legal Reform” presents changes in medical-legal jurisprudence that can be of immediate benefit. The final two chapters take a broader perspective on aspects of our entire health care system and its interface with law and public policy.
A Physician's Sourcebook
Author: Richard E. Anderson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Terror blended with rage is the natural and inevitable reaction of any healthcare professional suddenly facing a malpractice claim. Even a doctor merely testifying as an ordinary witness or expert, can undergo acute feelings of uncertainty as to role and performance. This book is designed to educate, soothe, and encourage anyone entering the stormy seas of litigation. The authors of Doctors and the Law share the wisdom of an unlikely pair of friends: one a retired Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court, the other a Surgeon/Urologist and Emeritus Professor. Hon. Hiller B. Zobel and Stephen N. Rous, MD have maintained a decades-long friendship while simultaneously pursuing their independent professional paths. In 1993, they first teamed up to produce the original version of this book in an effort to help inform and guide clinicians who find themselves needing to navigate the unfamiliar waters of the legal system. This second edition, provides similar material and incorporates current day challenges presented by the now ubiquitous presence of social media, mobile devices, and electronic health records. Their combined perspectives and anecdotal approach to the subject matter, make this book an essential read for anyone who finds themselves embroiled in a legal situation, or is simply interested in learning an insider's perspective of the inner workings of our justice system.
Author: Hon Hiller B Zobel (Ret ),Stephen N. Rous,Stephen N Rous M D
Category: American literature
A technical expert and a lawyer provide practical approaches for IT professionals who need to get up to speed on the role of an expert witness and how testimony works. Includes actual transcripts and case studies.
The Art and Practice of Presenting Testimony as an Expert Technical Witness
Author: Fred Chris Smith,Rebecca Gurley Bace
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Interacting with the legal system can be stressful and intimidating for mental health professionals. This trusted book provides user-friendly strategies to help clinicians prepare for testimony in court and other legal proceedings. Using vivid case scenarios, the author explains legal terms and offers practical suggestions for avoiding pitfalls and managing ethical dilemmas. Clear guidelines are presented for record keeping, responding to subpoenas, preparing reports, and performing effectively on the stand as a fact witness or expert witness. Reproducible agreements and other sample documentation can be photocopied from the appendices or downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. New to This Edition * Incorporates updates in research, case law, statutes, and practice. * Examines the developing role of mental health professionals as forensic consultants. * Increased attention to ethical issues, such as dual relationships, professional boundaries, confidentiality, and competence. * An appendix with reflection questions that extend the scope of each chapter. * Explores special issues that may arise in cases involving children * Supplemental materials for course use--including an instructor's manual--are available at the author's website.
A Guide to Subpoenas, Depositions, Testifying, and Everything Else You Need to Know
Author: Allan E. Barsky
Publisher: Guilford Press
As the profession of physical therapy continues its growth toward autonomous practice, the physical therapist, physical therapist assistant and student are going to face liability risks and exposure like never before. Physical Therapist's Business Practice and Legal Guide provides the tools needed to integrate risk management practices into the daily patient care routine. Each chapter includes key concepts and discussion questions. Specific cases are also discussed to explain and support legal concepts and how these set the stage for future risks exposure.
Author: Sheila K. Nicholson
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Author: Michael D. Brophy
Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.