Medical Malpractice News

12Mar, 2015

Spring Has Sprung and that Means a New Look for eQuoteMD!

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Spring is upon us! Last weekend we set our clocks forward. The weather is starting to warm up. The plants are starting to bud. And with this changing of the seasons eQuoteMD has done some spring-cleaning. We thought it was time to freshen up a bit, update our look, and make eQuoteMD.com an even better place for you to take care of all your medical professional liability and physician disability insurance needs. So, what did we do? We started from the ground up and, simplified, cleaned up, streamlined, and redesigned […]
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8Aug, 2014

Wisconsin Malpractice in the News

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Wisconsin has been in the news quite a bit lately with stories related to healthcare and particularly malpractice.  In many ways the state’s situation presents a microcosm of a number of the questions and contradictions at issue in states all across the U.S.  From debates about informed consent to available representation and fair compensation, incentives, motives and more are at issue in the many conversations being had and cases being decided across the state.  One thing is for sure—there isn’t much agreement. For instance, malpractice filings are down dramatically in […]
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1Aug, 2014

Can “Meaningful Use” Improve the Quality of Healthcare?

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It’s no secret that Americans spend more money on healthcare than any other developed nation in the world.  But does spending more money equate to higher quality healthcare?  According to a recent publication by the Commonwealth Fund, it does not.  In fact the report, Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, 2014 Update: How the U.S. Health Care System Compares Internationally, ranks the U.S. dead last, number 11 out of 11 countries studied, including Canada, France, and the United Kingdom.  The criteria included the cost, safety, and quality of healthcare as well […]
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25Jul, 2014

July Brings New Medical Malpractice Reform to Oregon

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As of July 1, 2014, Oregon Senate Bill 483 took effect, changing the way medical malpractice is handled in the state. The law, which was drafted by legislators in 2013 with the full support of Gov. John Kitzhaber, is the first of its kind to be implemented statewide in a comprehensive fashion. In a rare coming together of interests, SB 483 has garnered the praise and support of both the Oregon Medical Association and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association. The bill allows for what is known as Early Discussion and […]
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11Jul, 2014

Medical Malpractice Insurance Cost… Location, Location, Location

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We’ve talked here before about the differences between rural and urban medical work and malpractice insurance needs, and about the differences in malpractice rates from one state to another.  But today we want to highlight just how dramatically location can play into what it costs to insure yourself against malpractice liability. Take a look at the map below. No place illustrates this idea better than New York. An OB/GYN practicing in the Rochester area can expect to pay, on average, around $37k a year for malpractice insurance. In Long Island […]
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