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Lancet CEO named CEO of the Quarter

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Generic Substitutions for Brand-Name Drugs

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Staff Report Everyone’s concerned about the rising cost of healthcare.  You probably hear it whenever you prescribe medications for your patients.  Either the patients or their insurance company keep asking for generic drugs instead of brand-name drugs.  The patient’s cost … Continue reading

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Protect Against Negative Online Reviews

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Staff Report Beth Thomas Hertz, in her article “Damage Control,” reported that there is a proliferation of many new online sites for reporting medical experiences and rating doctors, such as Vitals.com, DrScore.com, HealthGrades.com and RateMDs.com.  These web sites allow patients … Continue reading

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Benefits of Setting up Grievance Procedures

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Staff Report Kathryn Moghadas, a registered nurse, warns that a patient’s unresolved complaint about you or your office could evolve into a lawsuit.  This article summarizes her advice on how physicians can implement a written grievance process that provides patients … Continue reading

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Reduce Primary Care Malpractice Risk due to Diagnosis Errors

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Staff Report Suraj Achar, MD and Wiggin Wu, in their article in the July/August 2012 issue of Family Practice Management, report that recognizing warning signs and careful documentation are two keys to reduce the risk of malpractice lawsuits.  They report … Continue reading

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Demotech Assigns Financial Stability Rating® to Lancet Indemnity Risk Retention Group, Inc.

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Lancet Indemnity Risk Retention Group, Inc. has earned a Financial Stability Rating® (FSR) of A, Exceptional, from Demotech, Inc.  This level of FSR is assigned to insurers who possess exceptional financial stability related to maintaining positive surplus as regards policyholders, liquidity … Continue reading

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Should There Be Caps on Pain and Suffering in Malpractice Lawsuits?

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The odds of being sued approach 99%1 for physicians that practice in the five most-sued specialties, which are neurosurgery, thoracic cardiovascular surgery, general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, and plastic surgery. More than half of the states place limits for medical liability … Continue reading

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Avoiding Malpractice Litigation

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In our ever growing litigious society, bewildered physicians are desperately looking for an answer to the question “How can I prevent a malpractice suit”? This a rather tall order when juries are no longer asking the question what did the … Continue reading

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Improving the Doctor’s Odds in a Malpractice Lawsuit

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Medical malpractice lawsuits are certainly a part of our litigious times and nearly every healthcare professional has, to some degree, been affected by this phenomena. If not directly involved in a court action, at the least, practitioners have dealt with … Continue reading

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Do’s and Don’ts for a Witness in a Deposition

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One of the most frightening events experienced by thousands of individuals each year is being subpoenaed to give testimony in a deposition. This is true for people in all walks of life and professions. It is not uncommon for health … Continue reading

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