FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDICAL JUSTICE FORGES PARTNERSHIP WITH LOCUMTENENS.COM TO PROTECT PHYSICIANS
Companies team to ensure healthcare workers on temporary assignments are safeguarded from meritless litigation
GREENSBORO, NC – Medical Justice, a membership-based organization dedicated to protecting physicians from meritless litigation, announced yesterday at the Center for Health Transformation national member meeting that the company will provide membership and protective services to LocumTenens.com physicians during any temporary assignment. LocumTenens.com, a free, online physician job board and full-service recruiting agency, works with healthcare facilities and government agencies that need help with their physician staffing needs. The Medical Justice program for LocumTenes.com members will begin January 1, 2011.
“LocumTenens.com is one of the premier locum companies in the United States. They share our vision of transforming this country’s healthcare system by developing proactive solutions to deter meritless litigation. Our services, as a supplement to conventional professional liability insurance, will ensure their physicians can practice medicine with less worry, ultimately providing the highest quality care to patients,” said Jeff Segal, MD, JD, FACS and CEO of Medical Justice.
LocumTenens.com’s physicians will enjoy all the benefits of a Medical Justice membership while participating in their locum tenens placements, including access to proactive services designed to deter frivolous malpractice claims, address unwarranted demands for refunds and provide proven, successful counterclaim strategies to hold proponents of frivolous suits accountable.
“Medical Justice truly understands this critical issue and is an industry pioneer aggressively addressing the interests of doctors within the changing landscape of medical practice. In today’s world, we know that malpractice insurance simply is not enough. This partnership with Medical Justice will add enormous value to our locum tenens physicians as well as our clients employing these physicians, safeguarding their money and reputations from meritless legal threats,” said R. Shane Jackson, president, LocumTenens.com and executive vice president of Jackson Healthcare