95: The Reality of Being Sued for Medical Malpractice with Dr. Laura Fortner

The Wealthy Mom MD Podcast with Dr. Bonnie Koo | The Reality of Being Sued for Medical Malpractice with Dr. Laura FortnerIf you’re a physician, you’re going to learn so much from this episode. The vast majority of us physicians will get sued at some point, and we are woefully underprepared for that happening. We have policies in place that mean we’re unlikely to encounter financial difficulties from being sued, but the emotional toll is huge, and my guest this week knows this all too well.

My guest today is Dr. Laura Fortner, an OB/GYN and life coach who helps physicians gain peace of mind around being sued for medical malpractice. This is something that happens all the time, but it doesn’t get talked about nearly enough and Laura is trying to bring this subject into the light, so at least we can prepare for the emotional experience of being sued.

Tune in this week for an insight into how common being sued is for physicians and the emotional and mental impact of being sued for medical malpractice. We’re discussing the protection available for doctors, and the emotional support you can seek out if you’ve been hit with a malpractice suit.

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What You'll Learn from this Episode:

  • The overwhelming statistical chance of getting sued for malpractice in your medical career, even in a low-risk specialty.
  • My own experience of being served with a malpractice lawsuit a few years out of residency.
  • The emotions and long-term impact that most doctors experience when they get served.
  • Why the emotional distress of being sued is so much stronger for physicians than other professions.
  • What you can and can’t say when you’re being sued, and how Dr. Laura is working to normalize conversations around being sued as a physician.
  • How to comprehensively protect yourself against the financial impact of being sued.
  • Where you can go for emotional and mental support if you’re currently being sued.

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