Reducing the Risks of Abandonment Claims
Reducing Liability Risks in Patient Termination
Terminating a physician-patient relationship is appropriate and ethical in a variety of circumstances. However, if the relationship is not ended appropriately, a physician could be liable for patient abandonment or for failure to diagnose or treat a condition.
In this special report, NORCAL’s risk management experts present justifiable grounds for terminating a patient relationship and factors that may increase the risk of an abandonment claim.
- Learn what to consider when withdrawing from care of a patient.
- See how one physician put himself and his practice at risk when terminating a patient relationship.
- Learn ways you can reduce your liability risks when ending patient relationships.