Medical Justice gives physicians the resources to fight frivolous lawsuits
“When a claim is made against a member physician, Medical Justice activates an early intervention strategy whereby the company’s defense counsel notifies the plaintiff’s counsel of the physician’s Medical Justice coverage and benefits. Not infrequently, this notification is enough to persuade the plaintiff to drop a meritless case.
If a frivolous case proceeds to court and results in a win for the physician, it is reviewed by other plan members in the same field of practice and/or the legal team to determine whether the case or the testimony were indeed frivolous. If the answer is yes, a counterclaim strategy is devised to obtain redress against any and every proponent of the suit.
The plan member is covered for payment of expenses, generally up to a maximum benefit of $100,000 per year, and the member gains access to the company’Â’s network of skilled attorneys to prosecute claims in court. Further, if expert witnesses and/or attorneys in the case have violated the ethical standards of their profession, Medical Justice pursues sanctions against them in extralegal venues. This benefit inures not only to the member in question, but also to all members, by preventing unethical parties from causing future harm to others.
By proactively seeking recourse against those who promote frivolous lawsuits, Medical Justice decreases the number of lawsuits experienced by physicians and provides them with the peace of mind to practice medicine freely.”