Law360: Jacque Clarke on How Personnel Files Affect Medical Malpractice Claims
In a Law360 article, Atlanta-based Partner Jacquelyn Smith Clarke provides best practices for health care providers on personnel documentation and discovery requests as part of a sound risk management strategy.
In the article, Jacque lays out important considerations for creating best practices, such as thorough and complete background checks, and why policies and procedures are key for medical malpractice cases. She writes, “There has been a clear trend in the past several years of plaintiffs’ attorneys expanding discovery searches to include additional tangential information on defendants. While the defense bar used to see some requests for personnel files, particularly in cases involving training or staffing issues, those requests are now made more routine.”
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