Latest Med-Mal Insurance News & Research

Apr 1, 2024
Washington Supreme Court Overturns Medical Liability Statute of Repose

The Washington State Supreme Court ruled late last year that a statute barring medical liability lawsuits filed more than eight years after the date of injury — even if the patient is unable to determine the cause of their injury within that time frame — violates the state’s constitution. The case at hand, Bennett v. […]

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Mar 20, 2024
U.S. District Court Sets Aside Record Noneconomic Damage Award

The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota conditionally granted a motion for a new trial last month on the issue of noneconomic damages in the case Thapa v. St. Cloud Orthopedic Associates. The plaintiff has until November 28 to file a letter stating whether he will agree to remit the jury’s award of […]

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Mar 6, 2024
Curi Holdings, Constellation Complete Merger to Offer Scale the Modern Healthcare Delivery System Requires

Curi Holdings and Constellation closed their previously announced merger last month. Both mutual holdings companies, the combined entity now operates under the name Curi, creating a unified national brand. With more than $2 billion of consolidated assets and nearly $400 million in revenue, the merged organization now serves more than 50,000 physicians, healthcare providers and […]

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Feb 21, 2024
Connecticut Supreme Court Narrows Scope of Physicians’ Immunity from Civil Liability During COVID

The Connecticut Supreme Court recently determined that the executive order by Gov. Ned Lamont granting medical professionals and healthcare facilities immunity from any medical malpractice actions related to care delivered during the state’s COVID-19 response did not apply in two medical malpractice cases. The first case, Mills v. Hartford HealthCare, involved the alleged wrongful death […]

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Feb 12, 2024
Types of Medical Malpractice Insurance Companies

Medical malpractice insurance protects physicians and other healthcare providers against the costs associated with defending a claim of medical negligence that led to injury or death. It typically covers all the costs within the monetary limits of the insurance policy. To ensure you receive the best coverage, it’s essential to pick the right medical malpractice […]

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Feb 7, 2024
Rate of ‘Serious Discipline’ of Physicians by State Medical Boards Drops from Previous Benchmark

A nationwide examination of disciplinary actions taken by state medical boards between 2019 and 2021 concluded that Michigan disciplined physician misconduct at a higher rate than any other state. Determined by the annual average number of “serious disciplinary actions” taken by each state’s medical board per 1,000 licensed physicians, Ohio ranked second, North Dakota third […]

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Jan 31, 2024
New York Lawmakers Again Vote to Update Wrongful Death Statute in Way Doctors Say Would Increase Damages, Harm Safety Net Care

New York lawmakers have again overwhelmingly passed a bill to overhaul the state’s 176-year-old wrongful death statute. A similar bill was vetoed by Gov. Kathy Hochul on Jan. 30 due to her concerns it could result in “significant costs for many sectors of our economy, particularly hospitals that are still recovering from the pandemic and […]

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Jan 24, 2024
ATRF Publishes Annual ‘Judicial Hellholes’ Report, Medical Professional Liability Again Plays Determining Role

The American Tort Reform Foundation (ATRF) issued its 2023/2024 Judicial Hellholes report last month. The annual release documents abuses of the civil justice system in jurisdictions the pro-tort reform group says are among the most unfair and out of balance in the United States. The ATRF is a branch of the American Tort Reform Association […]

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Jan 17, 2024
Florida Supreme Court Changes Appellate Rules So Challenges to Expert Witness Qualifications Can Be Immediately Appealed

The Florida Supreme Court last month amended the state’s rules of appellate procedure “to provide for interlocutory review of nonfinal orders that deny a motion dismiss on the basis of the qualifications of a corroborating witness.” Prior to the rule change, medical malpractice defendants had to wait until the conclusion of their trial before appealing […]

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