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Stormy Winds Begin to Blow

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Medical professional liability (MPL) insur- ers have likely passed an inflection point in the market cycle. Its subtlety, however, may not be evident to the casual observer, especially when the industry is still reporting positive income results. Insurers’ continued strong … Continue reading

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Rising Malpractice Insurance Premiums? Yes and No

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October 5, 2011 — In yet another plea for tough tort reform, organized medicine told the deficit-cutting Congressional super committee earlier this week that problems in the current medical liability system “contribute to the increase in medical liability insurance premiums.” … Continue reading

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The Role of the Expert Witness

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Lancet Staff Report Dr. William Luria is president of Lancet Indemnity and presented a session on this topic at the National Risk Retention Association (NRRA) national conference in 2010. Dr. Luria framed his presentation with a historical treatise on the … Continue reading

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Malpractice Fear Factor

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Lancet Staff Report Citing a report in Health Affairs (September, 2010), Joe Cantelupe points out several interesting pieces of information as to the effect of fear of malpractice litigation on doctors. Many doctors report that they are forced to practice … Continue reading

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Update on Electronic Health Records

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Lancet Staff Report As technology has greatly enhanced the efficiency of record keeping, it has also created a potential for malpractice claims. A report by the Florida Academy of Family Physicians (2010) presents a number of liability issues and suggestions … Continue reading

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Ten Most Costly Medical Errors

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Lancet Staff Report This may never make David Letterman’s top ten segment but to many physicians it may be much more meaningful. Cheryl Clark of Health Leaders Media (August, 2010) discusses the impact of these “top ten” most costly medical … Continue reading

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Security and Risks of Confidential Medical Records

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Lancet Staff Report All of us have been treated by one or more medical practitioners in our lifetimes, and have filled out medical release forms. Most of the time, however, we don’t give a great deal of thought to all … Continue reading

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Limit Risk with Ethics and a Code of Conduct

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Lancet Staff Report The two may not always be paired, but loss and informed consent go hand in hand. A shared decision making process between the patient and the physician results in a clear informed consent and will strengthen the … Continue reading

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Medical Malpractice and Professional Liability

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Lancet Staff Report Economic stress has placed increased pressure on medical practitioners and insurers alike. No longer part of the market scene is the long term professional liability policy and rates on short term policies have risen dramatically. In addition … Continue reading

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How Will Your Practice Stand Up To a Risk Assessment?

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Lancet Staff Report While quality assurance officers have attempted to minimize the exposure to risk, and therefore, financial exposure, in a variety of businesses for many years, it is perhaps more critical than ever to have a coordinated risk management … Continue reading

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