Lessons Learned from Closed Malpractice Claims

Program Description

Physicians benefit from an increased awareness and understanding of lessons learned from closed malpractice claims. Attend this session to learn about issues identified in closed claims. See what closed claims data shows to be the most common patient allegations, frequency of patient injuries, injury severity, and factors contributing to patient injury. Learn documentation strategies to mitigate your risk and support the quality care you provide for patients. The activity will conclude with a panel discussion.


After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Educate my staff and colleagues regarding issues resulting in malpractice claims concerning Pediatrics, Internal / Family Medicine, and Patient Injuries
  • Develop strategies that will decrease known allegations and malpractice claims in Internal and Family Medicine practices
  • Create a safety culture that encourages skills training and knowledge awareness about the contributing factors associated with patient injuries


No individual in a position to control or influence the content of this activity has reported relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.


Kathleen Stillwell, MPA/HSA, RN, CPHRM
Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager
The Doctors Company

Richard Cahill, Esq.
Vice President, Associate General Counsel
The Doctors Company

Continuing Education Credit

The Doctors Company is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical educational activities for physicians.

The Doctors Company designates this activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only those credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course ID#:    TDS 18069.0
Issue Date for This Activity: 2/27/18
Expiration Date for This Activity: 3/19/19


The information and guidelines contained in this activity are generalized and may not apply to all practice situations. The faculty recommends that legal advice be obtained from a qualified attorney for specific application to your practice. The information is intended for educational purposes and should be used as a reference guide only.

Contact Us

If you have questions, contact educationsupport@thedoctors.com or call (800) 421-2368, extension 1243.