Medical Malpractice News

13Mar, 2017

Evaluating the wording of a medical malpractice insurance policy

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Malpractice insurance terminology is often daunting, even for seasoned medical professionals. If you’ve ever wished for a cheat sheet to help you parse a medical malpractice insurance policy, you’re in luck. Here we discuss common terms, red flags and types of malpractice policies to help you make informed decisions about your coverage options.
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19Jan, 2017

Know Your Limits: Understanding Medical Malpractice Coverage Limits

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Premium prices are always important when deciding on medical malpractice insurance, but have you also considered your policy’s coverage limits? The coverage limit is the part of your policy that states the maximum dollar amount that your insurance company is willing to cover in losses. It is important to consider these limits when choosing a policy so you find the right balance for your practice and don’t end up needing to cover your own losses or pay more than you should be paying. Take your individual risk into consideration when […]
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5Aug, 2016

Do Damage Caps Work?

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In the world of tort reform caps, or statutory limits on non-economic damages in malpractice cases, are one of the oldest and most common approaches.  However, these caps are also one of the most controversial methods of reigning in what many see as out of control  and unbridled liability awards.  We’ve talked about some of those issues before here and here and here.
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