Medical Malpractice News

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 […]

4Mar, 2016

Choosing the Right Medical Malpractice Insurer – What to Consider

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Choosing a medical malpractice insurance insurer is an important part of protecting yourself and your assets as a physician or healthcare provider.  Unfortunately though it’s also a decision that many doctors don’t feel equipped to make in an informed way.  The industry can seem complicated, the terminology confusing, and at the end of the day the decision often comes down to just picking the cheapest option.  But as with most major purchases, or rather investments, cheapest isn’t always best.  So what are some things to consider when choosing a malpractice insurance provider?