With rising premiums and uncertain economic times ahead, having comprehensive liability protection has never been more important. Malpractice insurance is an important element of risk management for Orthopedic Surgeons. Let’s talk about how malpractice costs are calculated for Orthopedic Surgeons, the risks associated with a lack of coverage, and which options you have as a
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The legal elements involved in a medical malpractice case include: Legal duty Breach of that duty Proximate causal connection between the breach and injury (medical, economic, other) Harm from the injury A legal duty arises once the physician-patient relationship is established. In a medical malpractice case, the legal duty is considered the standard of care.
Paying your medical malpractice insurance bill is not pleasant. For some physicians that bill is just providing a piece of paper stating a guarantee that they will never use it. For others it provides peace of mind knowing if a medical malpractice suit is filed against them, they’re covered. In either case, it is tough
As a physician, you are no doubt aware of the importance of having malpractice insurance to protect yourself and your practice from possible lawsuits. However, not all malpractice insurance costs are the same. For example, rates for general surgeons tend to be higher than the average physician’s policy (although less than other surgical specialties, such