Practice Patterns to Decrease the Risk of a Malpractice SuitWILLIAMS, DAVID G. JDClinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: December 2008 - Volume 51 - Issue 4 - p 680-687 doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e3181899bc7 How to Prevent a Malpractice Suit Abstract Author Information Improved techniques and therapies have been accompanied by increased claims against obstetricians/gynecologists. Practice patterns that can decrease the risk of being sued are presented. Risks are addressed in 2 contexts: (1) medical risk, defined as the risk of an adverse outcome to a patient; (2) legal risk, defined as the risk of being sued. Correspondence: David G. Williams, JD, Snow, Christensen & Martineau, 10 Exchange Place, 11th Floor, PO Box 45000, Salt Lake City, UT 84145-5000. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.