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Important Lessons for Avoiding Lawsuits

In the most recent compilation of CAP’s popular "Case of the Month" column, you will find 10 real case studies detailing lessons learned from physicians who have been involved in medical malpractice legal disputes. Authored by Gordon Ownby, General Counsel at CAP, these malpractice case studies are not lessons in medicine, but lessons in risk management. They illustrate real-life experiences that physicians don't necessarily learn in medical school but acquire as they practice medicine.

In From Exam Room to Courtroom: Lessons Learned from Real Medical Malpractice Cases, you will find important insights focusing on three areas of liability to help you avoid unnecessary lawsuits.

  • Physician misjudgment errors
  • Gaps in communication and documentation
  • Oversights during specialist referrals

Learn how you can lessen your chances of experiencing a medical malpractice lawsuit.

The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. (CAP) provides medical professional liability coverage to more than 12,000 of California’s best physicians as well as a wide range of free resources and services to help avoid lawsuits and enhance the running of their practices.

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