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Richard Cahill, JD

Richard Cahill, JD
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Richard Cahill is Vice President and Associate General Counsel for The Doctors Company. Mr. Cahill provides legal support to the Claims and Patient Safety Departments. He has specialized in various facets of healthcare litigation for more than 25 years, including the defense of hospital and physician professional liability claims, managed care contract disputes, and related business torts. His principal clients have included Cigna, Kaiser Permanente, and Tenet Health Systems. Mr. Cahill has completed in excess of 175 trials and binding arbitrations during his career and has been appointed as an arbitrator in more than 350 cases involving healthcare issues. Mr. Cahill received his undergraduate degree summa cum laude from UCLA in 1975 and his juris doctor from Notre Dame Law School in 1978. He lectures frequently around the country on topics related to the healthcare industry. He has an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
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How to Mitigate Risks of Sexual Harassment Allegations in Healthcare

Given the risks, heightened awareness, and increased scrutiny, healthcare practitioners and facilities are strongly encouraged to develop and consistently enforce a policy of zero-tolerance policy of sexual harassment. They should also be sure they have adequate insurance coverage in case of a claim.

What To Do When Patients Want To Record Their Doctor Visits

“Doctor, can I record our conversation today?” Have you ever heard that question from a patient or a patient’s family member? What are the pros & cons of allowing those recordings in clinic or the operating room?

From Surprise and Disappointment to Anger and a Lawsuit

It is very difficult to be objective when you are a party to an incipient lawsuit. Controlling the course of events prior to the onset of mutual hostility is key to avoiding malpractice actions.