I bet that headline grabbed your attention. Just think how much less stressful life would be if you could discern your patients' true intentions. After all, if you knew a patient was prone to sue, you could take early action to protect your interests. Certainly, the majority of your patients come to you for reasons that are medical and not litigious. Healthcare attorney James W. Saxton
agrees. "About 15 percent of your patients create about 85 percent of your risk," he says. "But that 15 percent can be a tough bunch." So how do you recognize when someone is among the risky 15 percent?