Ophthalmologists understand the importance of managing risks — after all, sometimes a preventive operation can save a patient's eyesight. Diagnosing and treating eye diseases is demanding and intricate work, though, and the stakes are high when a patient's well being is on the line. And as you perform surgery and procedures to treat corneal diseases, retina / vitreous diseases, glaucoma, and cataracts, there's the chance that something could go awry.
Just as you would recommend your patients take steps to safeguard the health of their vision, your ophthalmology practice needs a plan to ensure its survival if the worst-case scenario happens. For example, if you jump to make a diagnosis and treat an illness accordingly, but it turns out you should have had gotten a second opinion, you could be sued for medical malpractice.
To spare yourself and your ophthalmology practice the stress and expense of such a lawsuit, you need a robust risk management plan in place. So when your best-laid preventative strategies fail to protect your clinic, you will still have the requisite funds to defend your practice without draining your own bank account.
Our licensed agents recommend that ophthalmologists carry…