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Navigate the Unexpected Patient Outcome

An adverse patient outcome can happen to any physician at any time, no matter how diligent or skilled.

CAP's newest publication, The Incident: A Physician's Guide to Navigating Adverse Outcomes, Claims, and Lawsuits, helps physicians understand how to reduce the likelihood of legal action following an adverse event and know what to expect should a claim or lawsuit occur. 

CAP's risk management, claims, and legal teams created The Incident to help physicians:

  • Recognize when an adverse event occurs.
  • Mitigate a negative situation before a malpractice claim is made.
  • Understand how to handle a claim.
  • Know what to expect if a claim turns into a lawsuit.
  • Cope with the stress associated with a claim or 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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CAP members receive medical liability protection from the Mutual Protection Trust (MPT). Since 2006, MPT has earned A.M. Best Company′s A+ (Superior) rating, demonstrating MPT′s financial strength and its ability to meet ongoing coverage and contractual obligations.

The Mutual Protection Trust (MPT) is authorized under Section 1280.7 of the California Insurance Code as an unincorporated interindemnity arrangement among physician members of the Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. (CAP). Members do not pay insurance premiums. Instead, they pay tax-deductible assessments, based on risk classifications, for the amount necessary to pay claims and administrative costs. No assurance can be given as to the amount or frequency of assessments. Members also make a tax-deductible Initial Trust Deposit, which is refundable according to the terms of the MPT Agreement. ©