AAOS offers peer counseling service
Being sued for medical malpractice is always traumatic and can often leave you feeling overwhelmed and alone. If you are feeling stress due to a medical malpractice suit and would like to talk with another orthopaedist who’s been through the same experience, the AAOS might be able to help with a free, confidential “peer counseling service.” Callers will be connected to a trained peer counselor with whom they can freely talk about their feelings and ways to better cope with the emotional challenges they are facing. This is not a legal service or a part of the AAOS Professional Compliance Program, but a way to help you get the support, encouragement and reassurance that sometimes only comes from talking to an understanding peer.
Call Bob Fine, director of health policy, at (800) 346-2267 for more information or to be put in touch with a peer counselor.