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IF YOU ARE NOT SURE

It's 100% understandable if you are not sure about this whole coaching thing.  While coaching has become more accepted, it is still a relatively unfamiliar area for most. 
 
And Med Mal Coaching?  Seems even more novel..perhaps even uncomfortable.    

I bet while reading this, you're thinking of your lawyer's instruction not to speak to anyone about your lawsuit.

Your lawyer is correct. You should not speak with anyone, but your counsel, about the details of your lawsuit, your defenses, strategy, your lawyer's analysis of exposure, chance of winning/losing (or anything else your lawyer has told you for that matter).  

But there is a difference in discussing the details or your lawsuit vs. the effect it has had on you. Or addressing general questions about the litigation process. 

 
I wanted to clear this up at the outset.  I have met so many physicians who do not get the support they need because of their lawyer's instruction, without fully understanding the difference.  And, should the need arise, I will happily speak with your lawyer to answer any additional questions. 

For those still questioning whether this program is right for you, scroll down to "WHO, WHAT, HOW, and WHY" sections below to learn more.

 

 

THE WHO:

This program is intended for any healthcare professional who is involved in a medical malpractice lawsuit or is still recovering from one. 

 

My innate strength and personal style of coaching has always been through empowerment.  

 

What I offer is unshakable confidence in YOU.  There is not a scintilla of doubt in my mind that every physician can successfully overcome the challenges of a lawsuit with proper resources and support, and not be weighed down by overwhelm, confusion, and stress.


 

The MedMal Game™ is designed if you:

  • Are tired of feeling overwhelmed, isolated and triggered by the process

  • Want to regain objectivity and move through the litigation process strategically, treating it like a game  

  • Wish for guidance from someone who has seen hundreds of physicians go through the litigation process, witnessing how their stories unfold, and understands the obstacles and challenges that med mal litigation presents at its different stages

  • Are tired of having questions circling your mind and want answers

  • Recognize the benefit of having your very own expert who's got your back 100 percent, dedicated to you, and your specific needs fas you navigate the legal and emotional aspects of litigation

  • Want to improve any weaknesses in your medical practice 

  • See the benefit in having an objective guide (me) help you unspool the ill-effects of litigation on your life and regain control

  • Are committed to finding the resources YOU need to succeed in this process 

 

THE WHAT:

 

"What's the #1 thing every physician in a medical malpractice lawsuit wants?"

 

FOR THE LAWSUIT TO GO AWAY.  

 

But since magic wands are not yet available for sale on Amazon, what is the next best thing? 

 

TO UNLOAD THE HEAVY WEIGHT OF A LAWSUIT.

This WISH is the foundation of this Program.   We build from there. 

 

THE HOW:

 

How do you get there?

For just a moment, assume that a medical malpractice process is just like running a marathon.

Now close your eyes, and imagine  how you'd feel, and how well you'd perform,  if you were forced to RUN (not walk or crawl to finish line) in 2 weeks?

Anxious? Overwhelmed? Stressed? Unprepared? 

Yeah. . . . 

 

. . . Makes sense why lawsuits feel as sh*tty as they do, doesn't it? 

 

(Check out my article published on KevinMD where I do a deep dive on this 

 https://www.kevinmd.com/2022/10/medical-malpractice-is-a-lot-like-running-a-marathon.html

SO TELL ME . . . IF YOU WERE FORCED TO RUN A MARATHON IN 2 WEEKS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO PREPARE?  

 

Here is what I propose through the MMG Program:
 

  • Decide to take charge

  • Commit to not let this process, an inextricable part of the medical profession, an occupational hazard, get the best of you

  • Recognize and accept it takes a village to get through a lawsuit and you aren't doing yourself any favors by going it alone

  • Figure out what support and resources you need to get through the challenge,  whether it's through a therapist, a friend, your partner, or a coach, and then implementing those resources

 

THE WHY:

 

Because the alternative is to stick your head in the sand, pretend the lawsuit does not exist,  and only talk to your lawyer when necessary.  To stuff those emotions as far down as you can, hoping they'll never resurface (which is like holding down an beachball under water...). 

 

My hope is that you go with the first option. That you at least give it the consideration it deserves, because this decision will have a ripple effect on your life, and the lives of those around you, your colleagues, your staff, your family, your friends, for a while.

 

Because the truth is, it's not the challenge of a lawsuit that is weighing you down.

 

Yes, lawsuits are hard, they are not stress free.  But you are no stranger to doing hard things.  Things that most humans would not dare to take on.

 

The weight that you feel is caused by the:

  1. Feeling in the dark and vulnerable because of lack of experience and education on the legal process.  While you have been trained on many things, I suspect the litigation process was not one of them.

  2. Internalizing the meaning of the lawsuit as it relates to you as a physician and perhaps even a human.

  3. Confusion about what to do, where to start, how to navigate the various aspects of a lawsuit and your life and career through it.  You have so many questions swirling in your mind, some you may not have yet articulated.  You want answers and not sure where to find them.

  4. Feeling isolated, helpless, and perhaps even hopeless, as the reality that a lawsuit is not going away begins to set in.

That is what the weight you feel is made of.  That is why lawsuits feel as crappy as they do.

 

But I have no doubt that there is a better version of your current reality.  A reality where you do not feel like the world you have worked so hard to build is crashing around you.

All you need is to take that first step and reach out. Book a free consult.  No obligations.  I am not here to sell you on anything you do not need and want.

 

Let's have a conversation to start, learn more and go from there. You get to decide if working with me is the right choice for you.

 

It may be right, it may be not, but you will never find out, unless you give it a shot.

 

 

My innate strength and hence, personal style of coaching, has always been through empowerment.

 

What I offer is an unshakable confidence in YOU.  There is not a scintilla of doubt in my mind that every physician can successfully overcome the challenges of a lawsuit with proper resources and support.

 

My definition of "success" is when the lawsuit does not 

 

My definition of success is when a physician 

 

and not be weighed down by overwhelm, confusion, and stress.

This program is intended for any healthcare professional who is involved in a medical malpractice lawsuit or is still recovering from one.  If you:
 

  • Are tired of feeling overwhelmed, isolated and triggered by the process

  • Want to regain objectivity and move through the litigation process strategically, treating it like a game  

  • Are ready for objective guidance from someone who has seen over a hundred of physicians go through the process and understands the obstacles and challenges that med mal litigation presents at its different stages

  • Recognize the benefit of having  a personal expert dedicated to you, and your specific needs as you navigate the legal and emotional aspects of litigation

  • Want to improve any weaknesses in your medical practice 

  • Are committed to finding the resources YOU need to succeed in this process 

"What's the #1 thing every physician in a medical malpractice lawsuit wants?"

 

FOR THE LAWSUIT TO GO AWAY.  

 

But since magic wands are not yet available for sale on Amazon, what is the next best thing? 

 

TO FREE THEMSELVES FROM THE WEIGHT OF A LAWSUIT.  To not be constantly overwhelmed and triggered by it.  

Now this goal is 100% ACHIEVABLE with the right tools and resources.

How can we ease the weight of a lawsuit? 

By recognizing that a lawsuit is just like any other significant challenge that is completely novel to you.  

 

Let me give you an example.  Assume that this year, you challenged yourself to run a marathon at a respectable 10 min/mile pace.  You are not a runner, and your current exercise regiment is limited to speeding down the halls of the hospital's ED.  

 

So how would you prepare for a marathon? 

  

Do you sit back and hope that your body and mind will be ready to tackle the grueling 26.2 miles in a few months? 

Or do you commit to finding the resources YOU need to prepare for it? 

 

Recognize the only difference between being sued and signing up to run a marathon is that a lawsuit is not voluntary.    Both involve significant mental and physical challenges.  Both are a test of your resilience and stamina.  Both require preparation, training, education, and can benefit from peer and coaching support.

 

(Check out my article published on KevinMD where I do a deep dive on this 

 https://www.kevinmd.com/2022/10/medical-malpractice-is-a-lot-like-running-a-marathon.html

 

So you can either:

A) Go it alone, or

B) Commit to finding the resources that fit your needs, and adjusting as necessary.  This may including therapy, talking to a friend, your partner, a colleague who has been through it, or a coach. 

 

It does not matter what resource you decide to start with.  Just try something! And if it does not work, try something else.  

 

Recognize that just like any challenge, getting through a a lawsuit takes a village.  It requires resources.  The lack of resources is what has gotten you, and every other physicians who has been beaten down by a lawsuit, to the place of overwhelm, worry, isolation. 

 

Start and re-assess your needs as you move through the process.  Just like in medicine, you may need to tinker to figure out the combination of resources that works best for you.   

 

So seek out your village, be willing to accept their help, and stay open to making changes as you go.  

THE WHY:

 

Because the alternative is to stick your head in the sand, pretend the lawsuit does not exist,  and only talk to your lawyer when necessary.  To stuff those emotions as far down as you can, hoping they'll never resurface.

 

But let me ask you a question.  Have you ever held down a beachball under water?  How well did that go?

 

My hope is that you go with the first option. That you at least give it the consideration it deserves, because this decision will have a ripple effect on your life, and the lives of those around you, your colleagues and staff, your family and friends . . . for a while.

 

Because the truth is, it's not the challenge of a lawsuit that is weighing you down.

 

Yes, lawsuits are hard, they are not stress free.  But you are no stranger to doing hard things.  Things that most humans would not dare to take on.

 

The weight that you feel is caused by the:

  1. Feeling in the dark and vulnerable because of lack of experience and education on the legal process.  While you have been trained on many things, I suspect the litigation process was not one of them.

  2. Internalizing the meaning of the lawsuit as it relates to you as a physician and perhaps even a human.

  3. Confusion about what to do, where to start, how to navigate the various aspects of a lawsuit and your life and career through it.  You have so many questions swirling in your mind, some you may not have yet articulated.  You want answers and not sure where to find them.

  4. Feeling isolated, helpless, and perhaps even hopeless, as the reality that a lawsuit is not going away begins to set in.

That is what the weight you feel is made of.  That is why lawsuits feel as crappy as they do.

 

But I have no doubt that there is a better version of your current reality.  A reality where you do not feel like the world you have worked so hard to build is crashing around you.

All you need is to take that first step and reach out. Book a free consult.  No obligations.  I am not here to sell you on anything you do not need and want.

 

Let's have a conversation to start, learn more, and go from there. You get to decide if working with me is the right choice for you.

 

It may be right, it may be not, but you will never find out, unless you give it a shot.

~Christine 

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