Medical Malpractice News

8Dec, 2017

Medical Malpractice Insurance Claims

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More than half of the physicians in the United States have been named in a medical malpractice lawsuit, and yet when it happens most physicians will say they are surprised by the suit.  Why are they surprised when everyone generally knows that malpractice suits happen all the time?  The answer is that doctors and other healthcare providers are doing their best to provide quality care for their patients, and most believe they have good communication and relationships with those patients.  The problem is that it isn’t easy to please everyone, […]
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1Dec, 2017

Healthcare Providers Face Higher Risk of Cyber Liability

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Healthcare providers continue to rely on a small limit of Cyber Liability Insurance added to their Medical Malpractice Insurance policies to protect against Cyber Risks.  With the frequency of cyber attacks and data losses in the medical industry, healthcare providers need to consider adding a Cyber Liability Insurance policy with a minimum limit of $1,000,000. While healthcare providers have been slow to add Cyber Liability Insurance policies to their risk management portfolios, they are also at a much higher risk for a Cyber Claim than businesses in other industries.
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20Jul, 2017

Where Does Your Home Town Rank on the Best and Worst Places to Practice Medicine?

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Most of us are proud of our city and state and probably believe it’s the best place to live and work. But the Medscape report, “Best and Worst Places to Practice 2017,” may shed some light on some other places that would be great, or not-so-great, to practice medicine. Where does your city rank? Every year Medscape puts out the rankings based on criteria such as numbers of medical malpractice lawsuits, cost of medical malpractice insurance, physician burnout, medical board actions, physician income, divorce rate, crime rate, cost of living […]
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31Mar, 2017

How much should you pay for tail insurance? The answer may surprise you

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While the high price of medical malpractice insurance premiums is enough to give most physicians sleepless nights, the problem can become even more pressing should you need to purchase tail coverage. In the past, it was common for tail insurance premiums to be anywhere from two to four times as high as standard malpractice premiums. However, this is no longer always the case, as many insurance carriers are beginning to offer a range of tail insurance options that ensure you have the coverage you need without having to fork over […]
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