Medical Malpractice News

17Aug, 2016

Good News for Doctors – Compensation is Going Up!

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After reviewing the Medscape Physician Compensation Report for 2016, there is plenty of good, encouraging news to share! This report is based on data gathered from nearly 20,000 physicians around the country. This year’s report is full of exciting information for seasoned physicians who have been practicing for some time as well for young doctors who have many potential years of earning ahead. In short we are seeing positive trends in compensation and overall job satisfaction. According to the Medscape report the top three overall earners this year are orthopedists, […]
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5Aug, 2016

Do Damage Caps Work?

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In the world of tort reform caps, or statutory limits on non-economic damages in malpractice cases, are one of the oldest and most common approaches.  However, these caps are also one of the most controversial methods of reigning in what many see as out of control  and unbridled liability awards.  We’ve talked about some of those issues before here and here and here.
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8Jul, 2016

Buying Insurance After the Fire: Why Nobody Buys Cyber Liability Insurance

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  Mark Twain is famous for saying, “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.” Unfortunately that is the plan most medical providers are following when it comes to protecting against Cyber Liability. It’s as if they’re all waiting to buy fire insurance after the fire has burned down their building. Data breaches, cyber extortion, HIPAA violations, and financial fraud occur in the healthcare industry more and more, so why is no one bothering to buy Cyber Liability insurance to protect against these […]
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