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Managing a Lawsuit if all Else Fails


Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology:
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e3181899d32
How to Prevent a Malpractice Suit

Litigation may be one of the most stressful experiences of a physician's life, compounded by uncertainty and fear of the unknown. Knowing more about what to expect and how best to help the process will make the experience less traumatic and more successful. Initial action steps to be taken and steps in the litigation process from initiation of the suit through resolution are discussed.

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Williams & Hunt, Salt Lake City, Utah

Correspondence: Elliott J. Williams, JD, 257 East 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, UT. E-mail:

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