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Physician Mental Health and Well Being

Paths to Wellness in Medical Practice. Physicians who experience an adverse event or litigation may find a wealth of evidence-based information in a new book, “Physician Mental Health and Well-Being: Research and Practice” edited by psychiatrists Kirk Brower and Michelle Riba. Although there is little direct reference to litigation itself, this book’s 31 chapters provide…
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Dentists and the Impact of Malpractice Suits

Statistics show that most dentists will be involved in at least one lawsuit alleging dental malpractice sometime during their career. The National Practitioner Data Bank for the years 2006-2016, for example, reports that among the 19,755 dentists in the United States, there were 16,337 medical malpractice payments and 13,772 adverse actions (formal reports not related…
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A Welcome to Our Dental Colleagues

The practice of dentistry is complex and is becoming more so as we proceed into the 21st century.  As new products and procedures become a part of everyday practice, professional liability exposure also increases.  Studies, as well as anecdotal evidence, have shown that healthcare professionals who are sued for malpractice may suffer significant emotional-and even…
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Medscape’s Latest Article – I Survived After Being Sued

Since the first articles informing the public about the impact of litigation on physicians appeared over 30 years ago, very little has changed. So there are no real surprises in the recent Medscape feature, "Five Doctors Tell 'How I Survived After Being Sued", on five doctors who were sued, all of whom were vindicated by…
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