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Archive September 2011 XII, No. 9

Legal Update

Sued? Follow These Do's and Don'ts

Michael Sacopulos

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Virtually every surgeon will face at least one malpractice claim in his career, according to a new study published in the August 17 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. That's the bad news. The good news is that only 1 out of 5 of the claims leads to a payout. Win or lose, however, defending a medical malpractice lawsuit is without question stressful. Some practitioners end up devastated by a claim. Try to keep a positive mental attitude. Here's a list of the things you should, and should not, do if you're sued.

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