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May 24, 2022
Florida Supreme Court Amends Rules for Appellate Review of Punitive Damages Claims

The Florida Supreme Court approved earlier this year an amendment to the state’s rule of appellate procedure, a change that opponents say could block punitive damages in liability lawsuits. In a 6-1 decision, the justices adopted a rule change that permits a party to seek immediate appellate review of an order granting or denying a […]

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May 21, 2022
N.Y. Executive Budget Proposal Would Cut Judgment Interest Rate, Alter How State’s Excess Insurance Program Is Funded

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul unveiled her 2022-2023 Executive Budget in late 2021, which includes a more than $10 billion, multi-year investment in the state’s healthcare system. It also contains two proposals that would affect the medical liability community. The governor’s budget proposal would fund healthcare initiatives aimed at modernizing the state’s emergency medical services, […]

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May 18, 2022
ATRF Publishes Annual ‘Judicial Hellhole Report,’ Medical Professional Liability Again Plays Determining Role

The American Tort Reform Foundation (ATRF) issued its 2021/2022 Judicial Hellholes report late last year in December. 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 nation. The ATRF is a branch of the American Tort […]

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May 14, 2022
New Mexico Makes Last-Minute Tweaks to New Medical Malpractice Act, Averts Medical Liability Insurance Crisis

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed House Bill 11 late last year after a special legislative session that addressed ambiguities in the state’s recently overhauled Medical Malpractice Act (MMA). The last-minute fix averted a New Mexico medical liability insurance crisis that threatened to force some independent physicians and medical practices to stop seeing patients […]

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May 10, 2022
California Hospitalist Wants Federal Court to Declare Disciplinary Hearings Unconstitutional

A California hospitalist who had his hospital privileges rescinded in 2015 for alleged substandard performance and inadequate record-keeping filed a civil action last month asking a federal court to reinstate those privileges. The action alleges a lack of due process during medical disciplinary hearings violates the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. In the case […]

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May 9, 2022
Federal Appeals Court Narrows PREP Act Liability Protections

Almost two years after the U.S. government declared COVID-19 a public health emergency, federal courts are beginning to narrow the application of the Public Readiness & Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act. The Trump Administration invoked the act via emergency declaration in early 2020 to shield providers of pandemic countermeasures from civil liability. A recent, precedent-setting federal […]

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Nov 19, 2021
2022 Medical Malpractice Insurance Rates: What the data tells us

Our take: The data in this expansive report shows us that we should continue to see medical malpractice insurance rates increase over the next 12-16 months. This is not great news for doctors and other healthcare providers as they will likely see their premiums rise. We expect to see an increase in physicians shopping their […]

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Oct 22, 2021
VIDEO: Why is an “A”-rated company important when buying medical malpractice insurance?

A veteran medical malpractice insurance agent explains everything a doctor needs to know about why getting a malpractice insurance policy underwritten by an “A”-rated company is incredibly important.

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Oct 11, 2021
The difference between claims made and occurrence coverage for doctors.

A veteran medical malpractice insurance agent explains the difference between a claims made and occurrence coverage as it relates to a physician’s malpractice insurance coverage.

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