Companies team to ensure healthcare workers on temporary assignments are safeguarded from meritless litigation
GREENSBORO, N.C., Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Justice, a membership-based organization dedicated to protecting physicians from meritless litigation, announced yesterday at the Center for Health Transformation national member meeting that the company will provide membership and protective services to LocumTenens.com physicians during any temporary assignment. LocumTenens.com, a free, online physician job board and full-service recruiting agency, works with healthcare facilities and government agencies that need help with their physician staffing needs. The Medical Justice program for LocumTenens.com members will begin January 1, 2011.
"LocumTenens.com is one of the premier locum companies in the United States. They share our vision of transforming this country's healthcare system by developing proactive solutions to deter meritless litigation. Our services, as a supplement to conventional professional liability insurance, will ensure their physicians can practice medicine with less worry, ultimately providing the highest quality care to patients," said Jeff Segal, MD, JD, FACS and CEO of Medical Justice.
LocumTenens.com's physicians will enjoy all the benefits of a Medical Justice membership while participating in their locum tenens placements, including access to proactive services designed to deter frivolous malpractice claims, address unwarranted demands for refunds and provide proven, successful counterclaim strategies to hold proponents of frivolous suits accountable.
"Medical Justice truly understands this critical issue and is an industry pioneer aggressively addressing the interests of doctors within the changing landscape of medical practice. In today's world, we know that malpractice insurance simply is not enough. This partnership with Medical Justice will add enormous value to our locum tenens physicians as well as our clients employing these physicians, safeguarding their money and reputations from meritless legal threats," said R. Shane Jackson, president, LocumTenens.com and executive vice president of Jackson Healthcare.
About Medical Justice
Run by physicians for physicians, Medical Justice, headquartered in Greensboro, NC, is a membership-based organization that offers proven services and proprietary methods to protect physicians' most valuable assets -- their practice and reputation. The company offers proactive services to deter frivolous medical malpractice lawsuits, prevent Internet defamation and provide proven strategies for successful counterclaim prosecution. Medical Justice works as a supplement to conventional professional liability insurance. The frequency of frivolous suits is dramatically reduced for its plan members. For more information, visit our website at www.medicaljustice.com or call 877-MED-JUST (1-877-633-5878).
Founded in 1995, LocumTenens.com is a full-service physician recruitment firm specializing in emergency medicine, primary care (including family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics and hospitalists), anesthesiology and CRNA, psychiatry, radiology and surgery with U.S. hospitals, medical groups and community health centers. LocumTenens.com operates an internet job board with direct access to thousands of jobs -- in all specialties -- posted directly by facilities and agencies nationwide. LocumTenens.com is part of the Jackson Healthcare family of companies. To learn more, visit http://www.locumtenens.com or call 800-562-8663.
SOURCE Medical Justice