Neurosurgeons put themselves at risk every day in the operating room. When performing such complex procedures, it’s equally as important to have coverage in the event something goes wrong as it is to have the proper education behind you to carry out the procedure. Unfortunately, we can’t predict the future. We can, however, ensure that
With rising premiums and uncertain economic times ahead, having comprehensive liability protection has never been more important. Malpractice insurance is an important element of risk management for Orthopedic Surgeons. Let’s talk about how malpractice costs are calculated for Orthopedic Surgeons, the risks associated with a lack of coverage, and which options you have as a
The legal elements involved in a medical malpractice case include: Legal duty Breach of that duty Proximate causal connection between the breach and injury (medical, economic, other) Harm from the injury A legal duty arises once the physician-patient relationship is established. In a medical malpractice case, the legal duty is considered the standard of care.
Paying your medical malpractice insurance bill is not pleasant. For some physicians that bill is just providing a piece of paper stating a guarantee that they will never use it. For others it provides peace of mind knowing if a medical malpractice suit is filed against them, they’re covered. In either case, it is tough
As a physician, you are no doubt aware of the importance of having malpractice insurance to protect yourself and your practice from possible lawsuits. However, not all malpractice insurance costs are the same. For example, rates for general surgeons tend to be higher than the average physician’s policy (although less than other surgical specialties, such
“Medical Malpractice Insurance policies have become a commodity in the insurance industry, meaning that they are all about the same and there is not much difference in price from one company to the next.”This statement is not quite true. Actually, there are differences in the policies and the costs, and if you’re an OB/GYN, you
Dental malpractice insurance is an essential element of any dentist’s practice. It covers them in the event they’re faced with a medical malpractice lawsuit or other legal proceedings from a patient claiming negligent care. This insurance minimizes any professional disruptions, ensuring that your dental office can continue to serve its patients without interruption from lawsuits.
Protecting yourself from liability is one of the most important things you should do as a physician when changing your practice or starting to provide an additional service. Thanks to modern technology, patients who cannot physically visit their doctor can now receive diagnoses, treatment advice, and prescriptions via telemedicine. This raises an interesting question –
Practicing medicine online through video chats or by phone call is risky. Although the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the use of Telehealth into prominence in the last few years, it still has inherent risks that need to be avoided, reduced, or insured against. The main concerns are medical malpractice claims for undiagnosed or misdiagnosed conditions, HIPAA
Malpractice insurance is not just for physicians and nurses. Dentists also require this protection against litigation from patients who claim they have suffered mental anguish, pain, and suffering, injury, neglect, or even damage to property because of a dentist’s professional care. If you’re new to the practice of dentistry, are changing where you practice, or