Dates: August 21, 23, 24
West, Florida, Davenport

Why do patients sue? What goes awry in patient care that results in dissatisfaction or harm?  What steps can the Chiropractor implement to mitigate the risks of an unplanned event or unexpected treatment outcome?

Whether you’re new to the profession or a seasoned provider, you will gain insights regarding the potential risks and liabilities associated with providing chiropractic healthcare services. 

To this end, we’ll …

  • f irst do a quick analysis of claims filed against MedPro-insured Chiropractors from 2005-2014;
  • next look at the issues (or, risk factors) most frequently pre-disposing a Chiropractor to allegations of negligence or malpractice;
  • then review a sample of claims that include conditions and issues such as cauda equina syndrome, fracture, herniation, aneurysm/stroke, physical exams, and allegations of professional misconduct; and, finally,
  • conclude with a look at proactive mitigation strategies to protect chiropractors from becoming ensnared in a Board complaint or law suit.  These mitigation strategies consider:
         1) the impact of effective vs. ineffective communication skills
         2) documentation habits
         3) handling of patient complaints
         4) considerations for discharging problem patients from your care
         5) other issues related to managing a thriving office/practice/clinic

Russ Pride, MA, CPHRM presents this informative session on chiropractic risks, claims, and prevention. Russ is the Patient Safety & Risk Consultant with MedPro Group / Princeton Insurance. Watch for this related event... Mike Peters will also present Malpractice 101 during MedPro's visit to your campus.

West Campus
Monday, August 21, two sessions
12:15-1 p.m. and 1:15-2 p.m.
Room 115

Florida Campus
Wednesday, August 23
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Room 2125

Main Campus
Thursday, August 24
4-5:30 p.m.
Business Center classroom

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