Category Archives: Relationships During Litigation

Defense Attorney Brian Whitelaw on Working with the Claims Representative

In my experience, the insurance claims representative will usually do anything in his or her power to work toward a successful outcome on your behalf. Many insurance companies would rather spend a great deal of money defending a defensible case even if it can be settled for far less. Why? Because that practice discourages the…
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Defense Attorney Brian Whitelaw on The Relationship Between Physician, Defense Counsel, and Insurance Carrier

Despite the likelihood of being sued, most physicians are inadequately prepared to understand the dynamics affecting the relationship between physician, defense attorney and insurance company. Shortly after your lawsuit is served, a meeting or telephone conference will typically be scheduled with your insurance claim representative. The malpractice carrier will also send a letter acknowledging receipt…
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Relationships During Litigation: With Others in Our Social Network

(Respecting the concerns of legal and insurance counsel, we can talk about our feelings with trusted confidants but not the specifics of the case.) Our relationships within our church or faith community can also give us significant support. We can pray and share our predicament with our priest, rabbi, or minister, with our Bible study…
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