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Early Dispute Resolution
24May, 2018

EDR vs ADR – A New Model of Dispute Resolution

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An encouraging new trend is developing in medical malpractice litigation, which could result in dramatically reduced premiums for malpractice insurance. This new method is a tort system called EDR, or Early Dispute Resolution, and it is already being used with great success throughout the state of Oregon. Brian Jerome, who chairs the Massachusetts Bar’s Dispute Resolution Section Council, reported that a mere 3% of EDR-arbitrated cases go to trial, a big improvement over the current Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) model currently followed in most states.  
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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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24Mar, 2017

Common exclusions for medical malpractice insurance

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Physicians save lives and assist people with the treatment they provide. However, patients who feel they are victims of medical mistakes and errors or low quality care sometimes file lawsuits against physicians, who therefore need to be covered by medical malpractice insurance. Medical malpractice insurance policies do not cover all types of medical mistakes and errors that a physician makes and often exclude some of the following.
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10Oct, 2016

5 Ways Physicians Can Avoid a Medical Malpractice Suit

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Every year malpractice claims cost the health care industry billions of dollars. Many physicians may already know some of the more obvious ways to avoid a medical malpractice lawsuit, however we thought we’d give you a few tips you may not have considered that can help reduce your chances of a malpractice claim.
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