How a successful litigator decides whether or not to sue you.

Abstract

This article aims to help physicians and other healthcare providers understand what prompts plaintiff lawyers to take on medical malpractice cases and to name the healthcare provider as a defendant in the suit. The article provides strategies for reducing the possibility of being named in a suit as well as for creating appropriate, favorable evidence that can be used for the healthcare provider if he or she is named in a suit. By understanding the "pluses" that cause a lawyer to sue, the risk of being sued can be decreased.

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@article{Saxton2007HowAS, title={How a successful litigator decides whether or not to sue you.}, author={James W Saxton and Maggie M Finkelstein}, journal={The Journal of medical practice management : MPM}, year={2007}, volume={23 2}, pages={90-3} }