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VAIL, COLD. -- "Whom have you talked to about this case?" is one of several questions doctors may be asked in depositions for a malpractice case, said Susan West, R.N., director of risk management at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
If a medical malpractice case proceeds to litigation, doctors could be called to the stand to testify about conversations in which they discussed the case, Ms. West said at the annual Vail Obstetrics & Gynecology Conference.
When an adverse event occurs, physicians should notify their malpractice insurer and the hospital's risk manager. A risk manager's response may include sequestering equipment and supplies, …