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Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Case

February 24, 2020

Facing a lawsuit can be an upsetting and often intimidating process. Coming from the medical environment, you may not have exposure to the complexities of the legal system, and you may have questions about how it works. Added to that, you may also be dealing with emotions ranging from confusion to anger. To help you prepare for what’s to come, NORCAL Group offers this Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Case to provide an overview of the general litigation process as well as recommendations to help you through it.

How familiar are you with how a medical malpractice case works?

  • How does a medical malpractice case start?
  • What should you do if you if you experience an adverse outcome?
  • How should you handle your medical record for the patient?
  • Should you contact your state licensing board?

The goal of this special report is to help you gain an understanding of the general process of a medical malpractice case so that you can participate more effectively in your defense.

Our Claims Specialists are always ready to help policyholders with questions about the claims process or particular incidents of concern, and have additional resources available for policyholders involved in a claim. Visit for more information or to report a claim securely online, 24/7.

This resource is presented as a courtesy by NORCAL Group for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for competent legal counsel.

This special report was developed using NORCAL Group Litigation Support resources.

Filed under: Special Report, Business of Medicine



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