Medical Justice Partners with LocumTenens.com to Protect Physicians from Meritless Litigation
Medical Justice announced a partnership with LocumTenens.com, a full-service physician recruitment firm and operator of the industry’s largest internet job board. Through the partnership, Medical Justice will provide membership and protective services to physicians while on assignment with LocumTenens.com.
The Medical Justice program for LocumTenens.com will supplement the traditional professional liability insurance and medical malpractice coverage already provided through LocumTenens.com. Beginning January 1, 2011, the program will provide physicians working through LocumTenens.com access to services and strategies proven to lessen the occurrence of meritless malpractice claims.
“Medical Justice is a true pioneer in the healthcare industry, and they share our dedication to listening to what our physicians and healthcare clients are saying, and working to provide proactive solutions at every level,” said Shane Jackson, president of LocumTenens.com. “This partnership will add enormous value to our physicians as well as our clients employing these physicians, safeguarding their money and reputations from meritless legal threats.”
“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.
Some of the services provided through the Medical Justice program include:
- Allocation of up to $100,000 for counterclaim prosecution
- Establishment of pre-emptive critical practice infrastructure to deter plaintiffs
- Proactive early action strategy that can be executed in the event you are sued for frivolous medical malpractice
- Access to PEER team of volunteer defense experts
- Access to program to address unwarranted requests for refunds or write-offs