Saturday, January 31, 2009

Are we next?

Employment lawyers have seen a sizable increase in wrongful discharge claims.  Are we next?

I've always thought so.  It seems to me that claims of all sorts would rise during tough economic times.  For doctors, I think this is especially true.  Any adverse outcome that results in lost time from work or out of pocket expenses could quickly change a good doctor-patient relationship into a bad one and result in a claim of medical negligence.

I'm not sure what to do about, other than make sure you dot your "i's", cross your "t's", and make every effort possible to manage risk in the office.  Perhaps now is not the time to increase risk by adopting new techniques and procedures in the office.

I don't know.  Scary stuff!