Jeffrey Segal, MD, JD, Michael Sacopulos, JD, and many guests summarize modern medico-legal threats to doctors. Opening and closing music written and produced by Grammy award winning artists: Lili Haydn and Itai Disraeli (performed by The Service Cats).
EP 27: Violent Patient or Employee? Active Shooter? Former FBI Agent and Police Sergeant Teach Doctors How to Prevent the Worst. (Part 1 of 2)
Kathy and Paul Leodler run the Rampart Group, a security consulting and investigations company. Kathy Leodler is a former FBI agent who retired after a distinguished 23-year career. Paul Leodler served in local law enforcement for 16 years and has over 40 years security and investigative experience.
They have assisted many doctors. They’ve seen it all. Angry patients. Family members who are exploding - metaphorically. Employees who want the practice to know who’s the “real boss.” They understand security at the highest level – including security nuisances to crises specific to medical practices. Most patient interactions are conflict free - but not all. Some can be deadly. Preparation is key. Here's what doctors must know...
EP 26: Patient Blinded and Doctor Blind-sided by Referral Gone Bad. Who's to Blame?
An ophthalmologist determined his patient required the attention of a niche specialist. Fortunately, such a qualified specialist practiced next door (literally). Flash forward: The patient was rendered partially blind. And the cherry on top? The specialist next door did not take the patient's insurance. A suit resulted.
Questions abound: How much research is the doctor obligated to perform prior to referring a patient? How can doctors reduce risk to themselves (and their patients) when making a referral? And what are the chances this could happen to you?
This episode of the Medical Liability Minute is sponsored by Physician Wealth Services. Physician Wealth Services is a fee-only financial planning firm devoted to the financial well-being of physicians.
Ryan Inman, founder of PWS and creator and host of the Financial Residency Podcast, developed a sense of responsibility to help physicians with their financial goals after witnessing how vulnerable his wife was to poor financial advice during her residency.
He was shocked at how many advisors tried to take advantage of her and her peers.
Ryan started PWS as a fee-only practice so he could work exclusively with physicians who could benefit from unbiased, quality financial advice.
Working with Ryan is simple and transparent. There are no assets under management fees, no products being sold, or commissions being paid out. Everything is included for a flat monthly fee. The way it should be.
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EP 25: Surgeon Slammed by NFL Star. When Celebrity Patients Sue Doctors.
An orthopedic surgeon was on board to operate on an NFL star athlete. When the athlete experienced a bad outcome, he blamed the surgeon for prematurely ending his career. When a patient's lost earning potential can be measured in the tens of millions, how can doctors protect themselves from catastrophic settlements?
Most doctors would jump at the chance to operate on someone famous. But star-power can cut.
Here’s what doctors must keep in mind when caring for celebrity patients…
EP 24: A Storm is Brewing in the Med-Mal World
A storm is brewing in the med mal world – and one of the best professionals to educate us on the gathering clouds is Teddy Gillen. Who is he? Teddy is a principal at EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants. He’s been in the med-mal space his entire career. He has a gift for turning medical malpractice insurance, a subject most perceive as dry and dreary, into a whirlwind narrative that is fascinating and informative. Doctors frequently call us after a crisis has hit. If you spend even a modest amount of time with us today, you’ll walk away with wisdom that will help guard you against the worst med-mal outcomes.
The malpractice landscape is changing. Here’s what doctors must know...
EP 23: America's Leading Voice on COVID Speaks from the Frontline.
Dr. Roger Seheult is arguably America’s leading voice on COVID-19. He is a pulmonary and critical care doctor treating COVID-19 patients on a daily basis. His website, MedCram, has released over 100 videos on COVID-19. His YouTube channel has over 800,000 subscribers. MedCram’s content has been cited regularly as one of the most credible and accurate sources of COVID information available.
We spoke with Dr. Seheult about his experiences caring for patients on the frontline. And we discuss it all – victories, setbacks, emerging vaccine candidates, and potential treatment options. His insights are invaluable.
EP 22: E.R. Doc Sued After Dousing Patient's Laceration with Pesticide. Who's to Blame?
A patient was rushed to the E.R. after a lawnmower lacerated his forearm. Sitting on the counter was a product called CaviCide. What's CaviCide? An industrial strength pesticide. Absolutely not for human use. Which, of course, is precisely why the attending physician and his nurse sprayed it repeatedly into the patient’s gaping wound.How did this happen? Why was an industrial strength pesticide present in the treatment room? And why did the jury deliver a defense verdict? It's a complicated case. Let's dive in...