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“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)


A malpractice lawsuit can wreak havoc on a healthcare professional's family, career and emotional and spiritual wellbeing. The effects can be devastating. CMDA’s Medical Malpractice Ministry is available to intervene with prayer, educational resources and encouragement from a commission of doctors who have faced malpractice suits themselves.

Contact Us

We would love to be in personal contact with you. Malpractice can isolate you from colleagues, friends and even family, but you can choose to mitigate that by calling the Malpractice Liaison and requesting contact with a colleague who has already been through malpractice. The purpose of the call is not to discuss your case (CMDA does not give legal advice), but to give you emotional and spiritual support. The Malpractice Commission members (your colleagues) will keep your conversations strictly confidential. They participate to lend a sympathetic ear and to encourage and pray with you.

Our Mailing address:
P.O. Box 7500 • Bristol, TN 37621


Morality in Malpractice

The malpractice crisis has been with us for three years. In 1974 insurance premiums jumped by nearly 200 percent, and each year since then they have risen higher.
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Opinion Letter

I do not carry malpractice in­surance. Originally I decided not to carry it simply because I could not afford it. Now, how­ever, I practice uninsured as a matter of principle.
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Is the Law to Blame?

As a lawyer presenting his case to physicians, I feel a bit defensive. The attitude of many people in our society is reflected in a recent bumper sticker - "Support your local lawyer, send your son to medical school."
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Physicians Can Heal the Hurt

Malpractice rises before the physician as an imminent bar­rier to his life work. The issues of malpractice touch him as a self-employed businessman, as a professional and as a person.
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A Thorn in the Flesh

I worked in a lumber yard while in college, and a number of times I got slivers in my hands. The slivers were often so irritating that I would be consumed with the thought of removing them, and at times I would have to stop work to rid myself of the irritation.
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The Relationship of the Ongoing Malpractice Crisis

Israel was a spreading vine He brought forth, fruit for himself. As his fruit increased, he built more altars; as his land prospered, he adorned his sacred stones.
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Fear of Malpractice

Because a malpractice suit can be personally devastating, it is essential that we share our concerns and fears to avoid the nameless, unreasoning, and unjustified terror that can paralyze our mission to be light in a darkened world.
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Understanding Malpractice

Here's what often causes lawsuits and what you can do to avoid themFor doctors, nothing is more sobering than receiving notification that you are being sued.
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The Journey: A Spiritual View

Much has been written about the subject of malprac­tice, but very little attention has been paid to the emotional and spiritual impact of a suit on the life of the physician who is sued.
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So You’ve Made a Mistake: Now What?

A Christian physician pours her heart and soul into her practice. Christ is the model, the Great Physician, who healed both body and soul.
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Feeling the Passion

I reported early for my shift in the emergency department as a nurse was fin­inshing her coffee at the front desk. Thumbing throught the morning newspaper she stopped and said, "Hey Pat, I didn't know you were getting sued!"
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Malpractice Pain

The pain of a malpractice suit can test your limits, threatening all you hold dear. For some, th is experience is devasating-personally, relationally, professionally-regardless how the case is resolved.
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Joy Cometh in the Morning

I still don't know how I made it through the remainder of the day, or how my shak­ing hands were able to suture the next patient's laceration. Instantly, the joy was gone from my life.
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Making Truth-Telling Your Practice

Sixty years of hiding the truth taught this doctor a very hard lesson.
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Are We Safer from Malpractice?

He was shocked at the attorney's letter. A patient who had seemed pleased with her care was suing him for reckless and wanton negligent care.
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