The best lawsuit is the one that is never filed. Risk prevention and management incorporates implementation of systematic processes and policies to reduce the probability that losses will occur in the hospital, medical school, outpatient clinic or medical office setting. It involves a multidisciplinary and proactive approach to patient relations, patient confidentiality, medical record keeping and other vital patient care issues including consent, DNR orders, and withdrawal of treatment issues. Attorneys at Goodman Allen Donnelly have a long tradition of partnering with hospitals, physicians and medical practices throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia to ensure that optimum patient care is delivered within our complex legal environment. Our Attorneys are actively engaged in speaking and lecturing on risk management issues before statewide organizations and nationwide physician practice groups, as well as working with members of the health care community at the facility level through departmental in-services and Grand Rounds lectures.