Don't Let a Malpractice Allegation Ruin Your Career

In an instant, a malpractice allegation can dramatically change your personal and professional life in ways well beyond the financial impact to your business.

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Don't Let a Malpractice Allegation Ruin Your Career

It's 3 a.m. and you're wide-awake, awash in a cold sweat after another dream that you're on the witness stand being cross-examined for malpractice. You toss and turn, agonizing over how someone would dare to challenge your integrity, skills and reputation. Here are 3 tips to get on with your life.


Sound familiar? The bottom line is that in an instant, a malpractice allegation can dramatically change your personal and professional life in ways well beyond the financial impact to your business.

Whom you trust makes a difference

Patients can sue for any reason – or sometimes no reason at all, simply because they’re unhappy. So, the take-away message for doctors is to be realistic and always remember that just because a doctor gets sued doesn’t make him or her a bad doctor.

If you happen to get sued, one of the worst things you can do is let the shame and guilt of a malpractice allegation traumatize you to the point that you can’t continue to perform your job effectively. This is one time when you need a solid foundation of support. It’s important to have a company like NCMIC on your side.

Here are 3 tips to take productive steps to get on with your life.

  1. Seek the support of NCMIC. Being able to talk through feelings with people you trust can be invaluable. One person you can trust to offer sound advice and make your life easier is your NCMIC malpractice insurance claims representative. Our experienced claims representatives can talk through any situation you’re not sure how to handle. They can help you understand what is taking place, putting you more at ease with the process. 
  2. Self-soothe. Dive into a favorite hobby or an activity you’ve always wanted to try. Take a few days off to get away. Whatever works as a stress reliever for you, do it.
  3. Keep things in perspective. The last thing you need to worry about is having to educate a lawyer about chiropractic. With NCMIC and our team of trained lawyers on your side, you can take care of your patients and still play an active role in your defense. We’ll take care of the rest.

In the event of a lawsuit, you owe it to yourself and your patients to not let a malpractice allegation ruin your career.


The information in the NCMIC Learning Center is offered solely for general information and educational purposes. It is not offered as, nor does it represent, legal or professional advice. Neither does this information constitute a guideline, practice parameter or standard of care. You should not act or rely upon this information without seeking the advice of an attorney familiar with the specific legal requirements of the state(s) in which you practice. If there is a discrepancy between the site and an insurance policy you have with NCMIC, the policy will prevail.