Medical Malpractice News

16May, 2018

Vicarious Liability Insurance – Malpractice isn’t Just a Personal Matter

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Consider the following case: a concerned woman in her 30s visits you because of a lump in her breast. You order an ultrasound, which the radiologist interprets. He determines the lump is a benign cyst. Still, doing your due diligence, you refer your concerned patient to a surgeon, who reviews the ultrasound report and reexamines your patient, and determines that there is no need for a biopsy. A year later, after your patient and her family has moved to a new city, she approaches her new doctor, concerned about yet […]
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1Dec, 2017

Healthcare Providers Face Higher Risk of Cyber Liability

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Healthcare providers continue to rely on a small limit of Cyber Liability Insurance added to their Medical Malpractice Insurance policies to protect against Cyber Risks.  With the frequency of cyber attacks and data losses in the medical industry, healthcare providers need to consider adding a Cyber Liability Insurance policy with a minimum limit of $1,000,000. While healthcare providers have been slow to add Cyber Liability Insurance policies to their risk management portfolios, they are also at a much higher risk for a Cyber Claim than businesses in other industries.
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22Mar, 2017

How medical malpractice insurance liability limits vary from state to state

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Medical malpractice insurance offers financial protection to physicians and others in the medical profession when medical errors occur. Similar to other forms of insurance, medical malpractice insurance policies often include liability limits that cap the amount that insurance providers pay out in claims for insured parties during any given period. Liability limits vary from state to state because medical malpractice laws vary from state to state. States often require that physicians obtain policies whose liability limits conform to certain state requirements in order to satisfy possible claims in that state.
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