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:  

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.  

18Mar, 2016

What Types of Medical Malpractice Coverages are Available?

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Physicians work very hard to achieve success in their profession. Years of education and training, sacrifices of personal and family time, and long work hours are absolute requirements for a career in medicine.  Providers need to protect their reputations, practices, and personal assets by purchasing medical professional liability – medical malpractice – insurance.  But to make that decision alone can be overwhelming.

11Mar, 2016

What Is Medical Malpractice Insurance? Do You Need It?

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Medical malpractice is defined by as, “Improper, unskilled or negligent treatment of a patient by a physician, dentist, nurse pharmacist or other health care professional.” In general terms, a physician will be held liable if his or her conduct fails to meet the “standard of care” provided by other doctors under similar situations. Many mistakes can fall into this category including: prescribing the wrong medications, misdiagnosing the patient, diagnosing the patient too late, failing to educate the patient about the risks and side effects of a procedure, not having the proper […]