Most Doctors Win: What to Do If Sued for Medical Malpractice

Feld, Andrew D.; Moses, Richard E.
June 2009
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jun2009, Vol. 104 Issue 6, p1346
Academic Journal
All gastroenterologists are at risk of being accused of medical malpractice; few have received much training about what to do should a lawsuit occur. This article details what one can expect in a typical medical malpractice negligence claim and reviews basic relevant legal terminology. The timeline of a lawsuit is described, particularly noting the physician’s role in discovery and trial. Cautions and suggestions for successful navigation of this unfamiliar and uncomfortable world are dispensed.Am J Gastroenterol 2009; 104:1346–1351; doi:10.1038/ajg.2009.215


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