2014-01-08 09:14:30 - A medical malpractice lawsuit affects medical professionals not just financially, but mentally as well.
Physicians working in the healthcare industry face many demands and stresses in the course of their work. It can be especially straining when faced with a pending malpractice lawsuit. The New Hampshire Medical Society has started an initiative that will help physicians experiencing emotional difficulties due to a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Health care professionals who are sued for malpractice are often told not to talk with friends or family about the case because records of those conversations could be used in court as evidence. Instead, they can speak with licensed therapists or psychologists.
The New Hampshire Medical Society’s support group will begin meeting in February 2014.
There are also organizations like the Physician Litigation Stress Resource Center ( www.physicianlitigationstress.org/) that offers a
variety of articles, books, and sources to support physicians facing a lawsuit.
“A medical malpractice lawsuit can take its toll on the psyche of a physician. It would be great to see more support groups like this,” says Michael Kataf of Nexus Insurance Services, a malpractice insurance broker. “As a malpractice insurance broker, we understand there can sometimes be devastating consequences when a physician is sued for a medical error, and they need an outlet to air their grievances.”
A lawsuit can often cause physicians to lose their compassion for patients and even lead to more mistakes due to stress and worry. Many doctors end up practicing defensive medicine or leave medicine for good to pursue other careers.
“It’s one of our goals to be an ultimate resource for our physician clients, so we want to refer them to groups and organizations that will help support them in their work. Mistakes do happen. People have to remember that doctors are human too,” said Kataf.
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