Our Protection Plans

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Protection Plans

Medical Justice is offered across the country and includes a tiered array of plans ranging from prospective (future-events) to historical (prior-events), as well as solutions for open medical malpractice lawsuits and reputation protection. It is important to choose the type of coverage that best fits your practice’s needs.

Physician’s Shield

This is the core prospective program that deals with medico-legal issues that arise from medical events that may occur in the future.


Pursuit of counterclaims against expert witnesses in their professional societies and state licensing boards…

Allocation of up to $100,000 as assignee to pursue viable counterclaims, when requested and appropriate…

Proactive early action strategy that can be executed in the event you are sued for medical malpractice…

Example of Benefit:

The Physician’s Shield coverage is purchased by a surgeon today. The surgeon performs an appendectomy in three months, and is sued six months later. The surgeon is covered.

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Add-on Coverages:

Add-on coverages include all features of the Physician’s Shield coverage…



This retroactive coverage deals with medical events in the past that have not yet become the basis of an open medical malpractice suit.

Example of Benefit:

A doctor purchases Physician’s Shield and RETRO coverage today. The doctor performed an appendectomy five months ago, and is sued six months from today. The doctor would be covered.

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RETRO coverage is a one-time purchase and requires the purchase of Physician’s Shield.

PE Lite


Designed to give near-term benefits for the physician at an economical rate, PE Lite maximizes the likelihood that a frivolous case will be dropped and the physician dismissed from the case, sooner than later.

PE Lite provides tactical measures to notify the plaintiff’s attorney, explaining the potential ramifications for pursuing a meritless case. PE Lite does not include the countersuit plan for pre-existing suits (PE Shield).

Example of Benefit:

A doctor with an existing medical malpractice suit (or intent to sue) purchases Physician’s Shield, RETRO, and PE Lite coverage today. The doctor performed an appendectomy three months ago, and has a pre-existing suit with notice of intent to sue.

The doctor would be covered for the pre-existing suit plus any new suit arising from past or future medical events covered by the Physician’s Shield and RETRO plans.

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PE Lite is a one-time purchase and requires the purchase of all three plans: Physician’s Shield, RETRO, and PE Lite.

PE Shield


This add-on coverage deals with medical events that occurred in the past that are currently the nature of an open medical malpractice suit. PE Shield provides early action tactics plus potential services of counterclaims down the road.

Example of Benefit:

A doctor purchases the Physician’s Shield, RETRO, and PE Shield coverage today. The doctor has an open case that has a trial date beyond 60 days from purchase. The doctor would be covered for the early action program (PE Lite), plus the counter-claim program included with PE Shield.

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PE Shield is a one-time purchase and requires the purchase of all three plans: Physician’s Shield, RETRO, and PE Shield.

Online Reputation Management



You focus on your patients, we’ll focus on your online reputation so you can grow your practice.

Recent research shows that 61% of patients perform web searches for health information.1 eMerit ensures that current and prospective patients get a complete picture when they read about you online.

Medical Justice has been relentlessly committed to protecting doctors’ reputations and practices for more than a decade, so we understand the key issues and the regulations when it comes to doing so online. Now we’re offering eMerit, a new reputation management service designed for doctors, by doctors.


eMerit offers a comprehensive suite of features for managing your presence and promoting your practice online.

  • Help build your business and enhance your reputation on the Internet…
  • Keep watch over mentions of your name within doctor rating sites and search engines…
  • Strengthen the doctor-patient relationship and communication loop…

1 – Pew Research Center, Pew Internet & American Life Project

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Protection against frivolous lawsuits and damage to your good name

Approximately 85% of intent-to-sue notifications that Medical Justice members face are dismissed before escalating to lawsuit status.*

Medical Justice makes your practice’s protection complete. We work tirelessly to neutralize frivolous lawsuits quickly with the goal of reducing your overall risk of legal claims. After all, prevention is always preferable to a painful cure. For those lawsuits not halted, we’re with you for the long haul. What’s more, we offer the most complete suite of services dedicated to managing your online reputation – completing the sphere of protection for your practice.

*Ohio and California data



Leadership to address the specific medico-legal issues physicians face

At any moment, there are up to 60,000 open medical malpractice cases – though four out of five are deemed to have no merit.

As the proven leader in medico-legal issues for doctors, we’re the first call our members make when a question or problem arises. Founded by doctors exclusively for fellow doctors, we’ve been leading the way for over ten years. We take your protection further because we know what it means for doctors like you. After all, we’re deeply rooted in the medical world ourselves.



Results our members count on for the health and prosperity of their practices

“I was not dropped from the suit until my defense attorney received the Medical Justice letter and called the plaintiff attorney and described the letter. A dismissal was filed with the court the next day. Thanks Medical Justice!”

Mike Ritter, MD, Emergency Medicine, CA

When our members call on us, we deliver. Medico-legal issues and challenges to your reputation often arise with the same urgency as medical problems. We respond quickly to our members’ needs with genuine solutions to real concerns and pressing issues. From deterrence and counterclaim support to guidance in taking the right steps for the overall health of your practice, positive outcomes are our specialty.