Medical Malpractice News

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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27Jan, 2017

Is There a Medical Malpractice Crisis in the U.S.?

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The Washington Post recently published an article titled, “Top Republicans say there’s a medical malpractice crisis. Experts say there isn’t.” This is an old, ongoing debate, and depending on who you listen to, we’re either in a crisis that is driving up the cost of medical malpractice insurance, forcing providers to practice defensive medicine, and physicians are in constant fear of a lawsuit, or we are in a time of relative calm, medical malpractice claims are at historic lows, and medical malpractice insurance premiums have dropped to record lows. So […]
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20May, 2016

How Are Medical Professional Liability Rates Determined?

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Sometimes shopping for medical malpractice insurance rates can be confusing. If you are looking to purchase professional liability insurance you will quickly discover there are multiple options available with various costs and coverage levels. The hard thing to figure out is how insurance companies figure out their professional liability insurance rates for different policies. It is important to find out what determines the pricing of a policy so you can get the best coverage for the best price. The main factors taken into consideration are listed below:  
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