New medical malpractice risks physicians must watch for

A pandemic means new malpractice risks for physicians. We discuss, on today's Medical Economics Pulse.

Malpractice liability is one of those issues that keeps many physicians awake at night. This year has proven very difficult for physicians as they deal with the affects of the COVID-19 pandemic and a major increase in the amount of virtual and remote care they are conducting. It’s a particularly frought time for physicians, as COVID-19 cases are spiking across the country, right in the midst of flu season.

So what do physicians need to do to make sure they are doing everything they can to minimize their liability?

Joining me today is David Feldman, MD, the chief medical officer for the Doctors Company, to discuss strategies for physicians to protect themselves from liability while treating patients during this unprecedented crisis.