When to Report a Claim?
We know that physicians are continually confronted with situations where medicine and the law intersect. We can help. Please contact us immediately if you:
1. Need advice about a particular situation, such as:
- A non-compliant patient
- Reporting requirements
- Withdrawal from care
- Verbal or written threats
2. Have concerns about an unexpected patient outcome, such as:
- Loss of extremity
- Loss or impairment of any of the five senses
- Diminished life expectancy
- Injury or impairment of a body organ
- Severe disfigurement
3. Have received any legal papers, including:
- Notice of a pre-litigation panel claim
- Notice of Intent to Sue
- Inquiry from an attorney about a patient
- Records requests or subpoenas
- Deposition notice
4. Have received a formal or informal claim directly from a patient.
5. Have received an inquiry or notice from the medical licensing board.
You can report a claim here. If you’re unable to report your claim online, please call 800.227.4527.