What To Do When You're Being Sued

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Journal Articles

Baker C. Ten things you should know when being sued.  Tenn Med. 2001 Dec;94(12):478

Bounds JA.  Introduction to notification, deposition, and court testimony: A primer for the defendant physician.  Neurol Clin. 1999 May;17(2):335-43. Review.
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Brazeau CM. Coping with the stress of being sued.  Fam Pract Manag. 2001 May;8(5):41-4.

Chapman S. What to tell your patients if you're sued for malpractice.  Physicians Manage. 1982 Jul;22(7):76-8, 85, 88.

Clogston CP. Truth important in malpractice cases.  Tex Med. 2001 Sep;97(9):11-2.
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Culley CA Jr, Spisak LJ. So you're being sued: do's and don'ts for the defendant.  Cleve Clin J Med. 2002 Oct;69(10):752, 755-6, 759-60.

Finger AL. How to be your own best expert witness. Med Econ. 1999 Mar 22;76(6):96, 98-100.
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Fisher DA. How to win a malpractice suit. Med Econ. 1996 Oct 14;73(19):52, 55, 59 passim.
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Garvey MJ. How to select counsel and participate in your own defense. The defendant's perspective. Clin Plast Surg. 1999 Jan;26(1):81-6, vii.

Gorney M. Coping with bad news: the physician executive's role in a lawsuit.  Physician Exec. 2002 Mar-Apr;28(2):26-9.
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Johnson LJ. Don't try to "settle" a case yourself. Med Econ. 2003 Aug 8;80(15):88.
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Lowes R. How to win your case before it reaches court. Med Econ. 2002 Apr 12;79(7):54, 57, 61-2.
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McCarter WD, Hayek TJ. Use of medical literature in lawsuits alleging medical negligence. Mo Med. 2001 Apr;98(4):146-7.

Mele FE. The way to win: teach the jury about medicine. Med Econ. 2000 Apr 24;77(8):112, 118-20, 123.
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Moran T. So you've been sued. Tips for enduring and avoiding the malpractice roller coaster ride. Tex Med. 1995 Mar;91(3):24-31.
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Nichols JD. Lawyer's advice on physician conduct with malpractice cases. Clin Orthop. 2003 Feb;(407):14-8. Review.

Rice B. How doctors sabotage their own defense.  Med Econ. 2002 Sep 9;79(17):36-8, 41.
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Soller I. Legal testimony: the dos and don'ts. Biomed Instrum Technol. 2001 Jan-Feb;35(1):61-3. PMID: 11233310

Weiss GG. You've been sued. There's help. Med Econ. 2003 Feb 7;80(3):56, 59-60
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No authors listed. Clinical pathways can help you prevent, win malpractice lawsuits. Hosp Case Manag. 1997 May;5(5):77-9.


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