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Malpractice watch

Physician Practice Perspective, February 21, 2003

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Picture this: You’re looking through the morning’s mail and, to your surprise, a patient has filed a malpractice claim against you. You run to the patient’s folder and look through her chart to see what the problem is. And that’s when you remember it. You forgot to write down some information in the chart. The information could be critical to your case. Don’t even think about fixing the record, because it’s already too late to add anything, says James W. Saxton, Esq., chair of the Healthcare Litigation Group of the law firm of Stevens and Lee in Lanc

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