A recent New York Times column reports on a growing body of research shows that physician burnout and depression are linked to medical errors and that nearly half of physicians experience burnout at some point.
If a provider is sued for medical malpractice, an improper alteration of the patient’s medical record may very well destroy his or her ability to defend the case. This is true even if the medical care in question was entirely appropriate.
In this case, legal and risk management factors seriously impacted both the outcome of a newborn child as well as the outcome of the settlement negotiations.
Read about the real-life experience of one of MLMIC’s policyholders.