Medical Malpractice Ministry

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)

 

A malpractice lawsuit can wreak havoc on a healthcare professional's family, career and emotional and spiritual wellbeing. The effects can be devastating. CMDA’s Medical Malpractice Ministry is available to intervene with prayer, educational resources and encouragement from a commission of doctors who have faced malpractice suits themselves.

Contact Us

We would love to be in personal contact with you. Malpractice can isolate you from colleagues, friends and even family, but you can choose to mitigate that by calling the Malpractice Liaison and requesting contact with a colleague who has already been through malpractice. The purpose of the call is not to discuss your case (CMDA does not give legal advice), but to give you emotional and spiritual support. The Malpractice Commission members (your colleagues) will keep your conversations strictly confidential. They participate to lend a sympathetic ear and to encourage and pray with you.

Our Mailing address:
P.O. Box 7500 • Bristol, TN 37621
888-230-2637

Articles

Paul Warrick, MD: Medical Malpractice Ministry

Dr. Paul Warrick joins Dr. Mike Chupp on today’s CMDA Matters podcast to discuss CMDA’s Medical Malpractice ministry.
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Christian Doctor’s Digest – April 2013

Saundra Dalton-Smith, MD shares from her book Set Free To Live. Wendy Kang, MD, JD discusses Medical Malpractice and the CMDA ministry to help those going through that difficult process. Then we bring you a chapel message from David Stevens, MD about overcoming what is dragging you down.
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Are We Safer from Malpractice?

He was shocked at the attorney's letter. A patient who had seemed pleased with her care was suing him for reckless and wanton negligent care.
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Making Truth-Telling Your Practice

Sixty years of hiding the truth taught this doctor a very hard lesson.
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Joy Cometh in the Morning

I still don't know how I made it through the remainder of the day, or how my shak­ing hands were able to suture the next patient's laceration. Instantly, the joy was gone from my life.
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Malpractice Pain

The pain of a malpractice suit can test your limits, threatening all you hold dear. For some, th is experience is devasating-personally, relationally, professionally-regardless how the case is resolved.
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Feeling the Passion

I reported early for my shift in the emergency department as a nurse was fin­inshing her coffee at the front desk. Thumbing throught the morning newspaper she stopped and said, "Hey Pat, I didn't know you were getting sued!"
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So You’ve Made a Mistake: Now What?

A Christian physician pours her heart and soul into her practice. Christ is the model, the Great Physician, who healed both body and soul.
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The Journey: A Spiritual View

Much has been written about the subject of malprac­tice, but very little attention has been paid to the emotional and spiritual impact of a suit on the life of the physician who is sued.
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Understanding Malpractice

Here's what often causes lawsuits and what you can do to avoid themFor doctors, nothing is more sobering than receiving notification that you are being sued.
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Fear of Malpractice

Because a malpractice suit can be personally devastating, it is essential that we share our concerns and fears to avoid the nameless, unreasoning, and unjustified terror that can paralyze our mission to be light in a darkened world.
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The Relationship of the Ongoing Malpractice Crisis

Israel was a spreading vine He brought forth, fruit for himself. As his fruit increased, he built more altars; as his land prospered, he adorned his sacred stones.
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A Thorn in the Flesh

I worked in a lumber yard while in college, and a number of times I got slivers in my hands. The slivers were often so irritating that I would be consumed with the thought of removing them, and at times I would have to stop work to rid myself of the irritation.
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Physicians Can Heal the Hurt

Malpractice rises before the physician as an imminent bar­rier to his life work. The issues of malpractice touch him as a self-employed businessman, as a professional and as a person.
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Is the Law to Blame?

As a lawyer presenting his case to physicians, I feel a bit defensive. The attitude of many people in our society is reflected in a recent bumper sticker - "Support your local lawyer, send your son to medical school."
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Professionalism in Healthcare: Medical Ethics and Jurisprudence

Sexual conduct between a doctor and a patient…is strictly forbidden. In ethical terms, it’s a never event. In a legal sense, it can be a crime. Physicians know it’s a line that can’t be crossed—it’s a prohibition as old as the Hippocratic Oath.”
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Sued or Fired? Riding the Emotional Rollercoaster

Would you prefer to endure a medical malpractice lawsuit, or would you rather be terminated from your employment? Is there much difference in your emotional rollercoaster ride with either option? Would you want somebody who has ridden that rollercoaster before to assure you that the hellish ride will eventually finish?
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Podcasts

Paul Warrick, MD: Medical Malpractice Ministry

Dr. Paul Warrick joins Dr. Mike Chupp on today’s CMDA Matters podcast to discuss CMDA’s Medical Malpractice ministry.

Christian Doctor’s Digest – April 2013

Saundra Dalton-Smith, MD shares from her book Set Free To Live. Wendy Kang, MD, JD discusses Medical Malpractice and the CMDA ministry to help those going through that difficult process. Then we bring you a chapel message from David Stevens, MD about overcoming what is dragging you down.