LocumTenens.com partners with Medical Justice to protect physicians from meritless litigation


12/29/2010 12:00:00 AM


LocumTenens.com partners with Medical Justice to protect physicians from meritless litigation

ALPHARETTA, GA December 29, 2010 -LocumTenens.com, a full-service physician recruitment firm and operator of the industry's largest internet job board, has announced a partnership with Medical Justice, a membership-based organization dedicated to protecting physicians from meritless litigation. Through the partnership, Medical Justice will provide membership and protective services to physicians while on assignment with LocumTenens.com.

The Medical Justice program for LocumTenens.com will supplement the traditional professional liability insurance and medical malpractice coverage already provided through LocumTenens.com. Beginning January 1, 2011, the program will provide physicians working through LocumTenens.com access to services and strategies proven to lessen the occurrence of meritless malpractice claims.

"Medical Justice is a true pioneer in the healthcare industry, and they share our dedication to listening to what our physicians and healthcare clients are saying, and working to provide proactive solutions at every level," said Shane Jackson, president of LocumTenens.com. "This partnership will add enormous value to our physicians as well as our clients employing these physicians, safeguarding their money and reputations from meritless legal threats."

Some of the services provided through the Medical Justice program include:
• Allocation of up to $100,000 for counterclaim prosecution
• Establishment of pre-emptive critical practice infrastructure to deter plaintiffs
• Proactive early action strategy that can be executed in the event of frivolous medical malpractice lawsuits.
• Access to PEER team of volunteer defense experts

About LocumTenens.com

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/welcome or call 800-562-8663.

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 www.medicaljustice.com or call 877-MED-JUST (1-877-633-5878).

Media Contact:
Meigan Manis, Senior Public Relations & New Media Specialist
Phone: (678) 992-1276
Email: media@locumtenens.com

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