How to Keep Lawyers from Circling your Practice

Thursday, March 10
1 - 2 p.m. (CT)
2 - 3 p.m. (ET)
Noon - 1 p.m. (MT)
11 a.m. - Noon (PT)

A doctor in the cross hairs of a lawsuit can expect to spend an average of three to five years defending his/her reputation before resolution. Those who win do not feel like winners. They just lose less. The presentation will focus on how lawsuits evolve.  What motivates patients to sue?  What strategies can be implemented to prevent escalation? How should one respond to a request for a refund? How should one respond to a demand for money to see another doctor to fix a problem your patient believes you caused? The good news is that most such lawsuits are preventable.

This webinar will help participants to:

  • Discuss how lawsuits against doctors develop
  • Identify how to prevent escalation of conflict into a lawsuit
  • Describe the impact of effective communication with patients in preventing lawsuits and how financial misunderstandings can morph into a lawsuit


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ASHRM Members $99 $79
Nonmembers $99


Guest Speakers

Michael J. SacopulosMichael J. Sacopulos, JD   
Sacopulos Johnson & Sacopulos 

  • Bio
    Michael J. Sacopulos is the CEO of Medical Risk Institute (MRI). Medical Risk Institute  provides proactive counsel to the healthcare community to identify where liability risks originate, and to reduce or remove these risks. Michael won the 2012 Edward B. Stevens Article of the Year Award for MGMA. He has written for Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg and many publications for the medical profession. He is a frequent national speaker.  He attended Harvard College, London School of Economics and Indiana University/Purdue University School of Law. He may be reached at


Jeffrey SegalJeffrey Segal, MD, JD   
Founder and CEO
Medical Justice Services, Inc. 

  • Bio
    Dr. Segal is a board-certified neurosurgeon who trained at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Segal also graduated from Concord Law School with highest honors. Dr. Segal launched Medical Justice in 2002. Medical Justice is a physician based organization focused on keeping doctors from being sued for frivolous reasons. Dr. Segal also founded eMerit to help doctors protect and preserve their reputations – particularly online. Dr. Segal has established himself as one of the country’s leading authorities on medical malpractice and online reputation. He has published extensively in peer reviewed literature. He has been interviewed on these topics in the national media – including NPR, CNN, Fox, and more.


Continuing Education Credits 

This program is approved for a total of 1.0 contact hour of Continuing Education Credit toward fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow), and toward CPHRM renewal.

The Doctors Company (CME)
The Doctors Company is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Doctors Company designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Doctors Company would like to disclose that no one in a position to control the content of this activity has reported relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. The information provided here does not constitute legal advice or opinion.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (CNE)
American Society for Healthcare Risk Management is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This CNE activity is being offered for 1.0 contact hour. Contact Grecelda Buchanan at 312-422-3984 for more information. The planning committee and speakers have no conflict of interest to disclose.

Verification of Participation/Successful Completion
Live Webinars: CEs are awarded after verification of an individual’s full attendance and successful completion of an online evaluation form (evaluation link provided with handout materials).

For CE certificates, each attendee must provide their NAME or ASHRM MEMBER ID# and EMAIL address.

Contact Grecelda Buchanan at 312-422-3984 for more information.

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Cancellation Policy
Registration fees, minus a 50 percent cancellation fee, are refundable only if written notice is postmarked no later than 10 business days before the session date. All cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing to: ASHRM, 155 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60606; or fax 312-422-4580.