Professional Liability and Risk Management An Essential Guide for Obstetrician-Gynecologists, 2nd edition

Professional Liability and Risk ManagementACOG's "must-have" book recognizes the need for physicians to both reduce medical errors and be prepared for the reality of civil litigation as it exists today. Professional Liability and Risk Management: An Essential Guide for Obstetrician-Gynecologists, 2nd edition, offers a wide array of professional liability and risk management issues, concepts, and strategies presented in an easily accessible format - from the basic elements of professional liability, all the way through to surviving the insult of being faced with a liability lawsuit.

 Chapters include:

  • Elements of Professional Liability
  • Emerging Legal Theories
  • Scientific Evidence and the Role of the Expert Witness
  • Informed Consent
  • Risk Management
  • High-Risk Areas of Litigation in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Patient Communication
  • Medical Records and Documentation
  • Special Liability Issues for Residents
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Coping with the Stress of a Medical Professional Liability Claim
  • Government Requirements Affecting Medical Practice
  • Physician Reporting Requirements and Profiling


  • What To Do If You Are Sued
  • Qualifications for the Physician Expert Witness
  • Code of Professional Ethics of ACOG
  • Professional Liability and Risk Management Check-Up
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James Lumalcuri, MSW
Senior Director