Lawsuit threat? Respond carefully

Fitzpatrick, John M.
March 2005
Medical Economics;3/4/2005, Vol. 82 Issue 5, p93
Trade Publication
Gives advice to a physician on how to respond to a letter from a plaintiff's lawyer accusing the physician of gross negligence and demanding the records for one of his patients. Claim that there is no law requiring physicians to respond to such a letter in any given time period; Need for the physician to contact his lawyer; Claim that physicians should not expect patients to change their mind about suing by trying to explain what really happened.


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