Monthly Archives: February 2016

PIAA on Malpractice Litigation Trends: Claims Down, Severity Up

The number of medical malpractice claims has decreased in recent years but the severity of claims is up, according to the PIAA. The PIAA’s findings come from its Data Sharing Project (DSP), the largest ongoing independent collaborative database of medical professional liability (MPL) claims and lawsuits. An excellent malpractice litigation support resource for physicians, the…
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Learning to Listen to Our Grief When the Worst Happens

Like combat-hardened military veterans, physicians don’t often talk about the ones they lost. When they do, listening to them provides an illuminating window on what it means to be a doctor. Scott Eggener, an Associate Professor of Surgery and Co-Director of the Prostate Cancer Program at the University of Chicago, bravely discusses his own experience…
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