What do you do if you
can't make your medical malpractice lawsuit disappear?
Learn how to navigate the process through a framework of a game.
Where you take charge of life through litigation, and not let the lawsuit become a destructive force in your life.
Christine V. Zharova, Esq.
Physician Advocate & Coach
My name is Christine Zharova. With 15 years defending healthcare professionals in lawsuits as a medical malpractice lawyer behind me, I now guide physicians as a medical malpractice coach, consultant, and educator.
I started my own journey after witnessing the destructive ripple effect that the litigation process had on physicians' lives: DUIs, divorces, major shifts in practices, burnout, some leaving the practice of medicine altogether. I saw how lawsuits struck physicians at their core. It was hard to watch lives be turned upside down by a process that is so inextricably tied to physicians' chosen profession.
I tried my best to ease their pain. Besides being a lawyer, I was also a confidant, a cheerleader, and to some of my physician-clients, a friend. But they needed more ... so much more.
Through the years, I have learned several things time and time again:
Physicians need more resources while they navigate the lengthy process.
The meaning of lawsuits needs to be neutralized.
Education on medical-legal issues should begin before a lawsuit is filed, before physicians’ emotional floodgates are busted open.
This has brought me to educating, consulting, and coaching, which I combine and which I tailor, to fit to each physician. I am here to fill in the gap between the traditional resources and what doctors actually need, so the process does not feel like a long isolating journey ... like mere survival.
If litigation is an occupational hazard of the medical profession, it is time for a change. It is far too lengthy to allow it to permeate through every fiber of a physician's life.
I hope you join the movement to reinvent the physician experience.
A medical malpractice process is no different than a game.
There are players, objectives, and goals.
There are challenges, tools, and rules.
There is a finish line.
Most physicians don't even realize they had signed up
to play the game.
They do not fully understand the rules. They are not optimizing the tools. They are merely surviving the process.
Is that the best we can do?
Let's change things up.
It's time to Flip the Script on [the] MedMal Game.™