Understanding the Professional Liability Claim Process: Part 5, Trial and Testimony

Our series on understanding the claim process is intended to give you a basic knowledge of the legal process and guidance that can help you if you find yourself in a position of defending a malpractice claim. In Part 5 of our series, we discuss what to expect when preparing for trial and testimony. Part

The legal process is complex and can be difficult to understand. This series of articles is intended to give you a basic knowledge of how the liability claim process works so that if you’re ever faced with a malpractice claim, you will be better able to approach the situation. In Part 2 of our series,

steps to avoid a malpractice claim

Malpractice lawsuits against physicians and other health care providers are no longer solely based on error in medical treatments. They’ve become more about how a patient feels they were treated—or mistreated—by the caregiver or health care facility. While this may seem irrational, it’s reality, and it’s also why health care professionals need to consider these


Your goal as a health care provider is to help your patients achieve improved health through proven treatment and care. Though each patient responds to care and reaches goals differently, at the end of the day, you want to feel confident you’ve treated your patients with expertise and compassion. You would never intend to make

Health Professional Liability Insurance is insurance coverage that’s made to protect professionals who provide medical services or give health- and wellness-related opinions as a means to earn a living. In today’s litigious society, going without this type of insurance can be a sure misstep. What are the chances of me getting sued? Even if you’re