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Support for Physicians in Malpractice Litigation

Your Med Mal Defense Attorney: The Expert You Need

(4-minute read) What do you know about the role of your medical malpractice defense attorney? This post kicks off a series on the work med mal defense attorneys do and the relationship that a physician-defendant might form with one. Understanding what their role is can facilitate the process for you, propelling you toward greater confidence and success.

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The Weaknesses in Our Strengths

(VIDEO) I recently had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Tait Shanafelt, Chief Wellness Officer at Stanford, when we both spoke at the Foundation for the PA Medical Society’s Physician Resilience Summit. He alluded to a theme I have long explored — the notion that we have weaknesses embedded in our strengths as physicians. Today we’ll explore this notion as a tool for surviving your experience with medical malpractice litigation and unexpected outcomes – the notion that our weaknesses reveal the very gifts that make us good at what we do.

Surviving Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for Physician

My Story: Surviving An Adverse Outcome and Malpractice Litigation

(VIDEO or TEXT) In 2018, I brought my story to a group of lawyers, physicians, and others as part of a Health Law series at Case Western Reserve School of Law. Join me in welcoming the publication of that story in CWRU Law’s Health Matrix, the school’s health law journal. I share that story today.

How Does the Law Define "Medical Malpractice"?

How Does the Law Define “Medical Malpractice”?

(4-minute read) Although most US physicians will confront malpractice litigation at some point, many of us have absolutely NO idea how the law defines “medical malpractice.” The truth is that the law’s definition is clear and makes some sense. Join me in exploring the four elements of “medical malpractice” as the law defines it.

Dr Stacia Dearmin, Physician Speaker

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Thrive: Insight Coaching

How to get through a malpractice lawsuit

Are you hurting after an unexpected outcome? Struggling to find your way in the midst of a malpractice lawsuit? Longing to restore joy in your practice and in life? One-on-one coaching may be the tool for you.