Reducing the Risks of Abandonment Claims 

Reducing Liability Risks in Patient Termination 

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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.

Risk Areas

  • Learn what to consider when withdrawing from care of a patient.

Case Study

  • See how one physician put himself and his practice at risk when terminating a patient relationship.

Best Practices

  • Learn ways you can reduce your liability risks when ending patient relationships.