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Risk Management in Psychiatry: Tips From an Insider on How to Avoid a Malpractice Suit

Risk Management in Psychiatry: Tips From an Insider on How to Avoid a Malpractice Suit

True or false. . . the manner in which you maintain documentation of each and every patient encounter is key to how you may fare if you are one day sued for malpractice?

The answer to this all important question can be heard in this video, which stars Skip Simpson, a nationally recognized attorney who has spent his career litigating medical malpractice cases. Mr Simpson, is one of the nation's leading plaintiff attorneys who focuses on suicide as a cause of psychiatric malpractice. In this video, Mr. Simpson stresses the importance of meticulous documentation—and he provides rich details and insights that could help you in a court of law.

This video was recorded at a CME conference on August 2, 2012, at the 4th Annual SUNY Upstate Forensic Psychiatry Conference.  This year, the conference focused exclusively on various topics related to psychiatric malpractice and its prevention. (See attached flier)

Now in private practice, Mr Simpson has been most active in cases where psychiatry and mental health questions have arisen.

 
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