Medical Malpractice News

20May, 2016

How Are Medical Professional Liability Rates Determined?

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Sometimes shopping for medical malpractice insurance rates can be confusing. If you are looking to purchase professional liability insurance you will quickly discover there are multiple options available with various costs and coverage levels. The hard thing to figure out is how insurance companies figure out their professional liability insurance rates for different policies. It is important to find out what determines the pricing of a policy so you can get the best coverage for the best price. The main factors taken into consideration are listed below:  
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17May, 2016

Neurosurgeons and Medical Malpractice Risk

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Because of the risks involved, neurosurgeons face higher medical malpractice costs than many other physicians. The field of neurosurgery includes both spinal and cranial disorders related to vascular disease, pain, brain tumors, epilepsy, movement and behavioral disorders and trauma. Neurosurgeons diagnose and assess these conditions, which most often require surgical repair. The goal of neurosurgery is to improve the quality of life of the patients and to save lives. These doctors are well compensated because of the difficulty, delicateness, and astounding complexity of the surgeries they perform, but at the […]
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29Apr, 2016

When to Release: Medical Records, Privacy, Custodial Issues, and Compliance

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  In today’s environment it can sometimes be very difficult to know when and to whom you should, must, or must not release medical records. In cases where there are questions of parental custody, custodial disputes, suspected abuse, and other complicating factors, particularly those involving minors, it is imperative that doctors know what both federal and state regulations require, and have a plan in place to make sure that everyone in the practice follows those regulations.  
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8Apr, 2016

Helpful Tips and Reminders for Endocrinologists who Manage Diabetics

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From time to time we here at eQuoteMD like to take a minute to address concerns that are of special interest to physician’s with a particular specialty.  Today we want to address endocrinologists and other healthcare professionals that work with patients that have Type 1 Diabetes.  According to a recent study of claims, performed by The Doctor’s Company, the four most common malpractice allegations made by Type 1 diabetic patients are:
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