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How to survive a medical liability lawsuit

I do not feel that I truly survived my lawsuit. Sure, I am alive, but the emotional toll it took on me during the four years that we co-existed was tremendous. That being said, I do feel that it taught me several things that may be helpful to others. My lawsuit occurred very early in my career. The series of events that led up to it happened when I was a mere 15 months into my pediatric practice. Being named in a lawsuit as a young new physician led to serious self-doubt and much thought about how to abandon medicine as a career entirely. Being $100,000 in debt from my medical education (a sum that pales in comparison to what many of my trainees these days have racked up) certainly motiva...

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