Settlement

In this second posting of our Why Settle? series, we will share additional situations when a psychiatrist may choose to settle a claim. Even if the jury returns a perfect verdict (i.e., you were not responsible for the injuries giving rise to the malpractice suit), the plaintiff may appeal the verdict. And the verdict might be overturned by the appellate court, requiring a retr ...

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Psychiatry is a low-risk specialty, ranking very low in both the frequency and severity of medical malpractice claims. Most physicians feel that talking about settling a claim is taboo but it is our commitment to be honest with our customers and though it is not our philosophy, we feel it is our obligation to discuss it.  The reality is psychiatrists do get sued, and occasional ...

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