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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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ReSource ReCaps 3-7-12

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Med Mal ReCap 3-7-2012

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ReSource ReCaps 2-22-12

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Med Mal ReCap 2-22-2012

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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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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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