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Medical Malpractice Laws

Our team of ALL MD healthcare defense lawyers discuss the latest in medical malpractice laws and proposed legislation.

MPLI Executive Insights: Paul Greve, Executive Vice President - Willis Towers Watson Health Care Practice

By Paul Greve to Medical Malpractice Insurance

In today's Healthcare Matters segment, MPLI Executive Insights, where we interview top executives in the medical malpractice insurance industry on the state of the industry and where medical liability is going next, we sat down with Paul Greve, the Executive Vice President of Willis Towers Watson Health Care Practice. Paul joined us from the 2017 Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) Medical Professional Liability Symposium, where he spoke about how the hospital and healthcare industry wants the repeal and replace of Obamacare to play out, what type of tort reforms could be included in the new legislation and what he spoke about while moderating the PLUS MP Symposium panel: Hot Topics: Regulatory and Related Changes in Healthcare.  See More

MPLI Executive Insights: Andre Stewart, Chief Underwriting Officer - NORCAL Mutual

By Andre Stewart to Medical Malpractice Insurance

Join us for our new Healthcare Matters segment, MPLI Executive Insights, where we interview top executives in the medical malpractice insurance industry to get their thoughts on the state of the industry and where medical liability is going next. Our first guest is Andre Stewart, chief underwriting officer at NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company. Andre joined us from the 2017 Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) Medical Professional Liability Symposium, where he spoke about the importance of underwriting profits, "shock losses", and how repealing the Affordable Care Act might increase future medical malpractice claims. See More

Kentucky Senator Pushes Apology Bill to Reduce Medical Malpractice Claims

By Senator Ralph Alvarado, MD to Medical Malpractice Laws

In the latest episode of Healthcare Matters, we speak with Kentucky State Senator Ralph Alvarado, MD. Senator Alvarado has twice introduced a measure to create an Apology Law in Kentucky, which would allow Kentucky physicians and healthcare workers to apologize in the event of an adverse medical outcome without it being admissible in court. 36 states already have similar laws in place. Click above to listen to Senator Alvarado explain the importance of apology laws, drawing from examples in his own practice. See More

The GOP Plan to Protect Doctors from Frivolous Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

By Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn) & Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky) to Medical Malpractice Laws

Repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been a major goal of Republicans for years. With that goal now in sight, our latest Healthcare Matters episode focuses on whether or not medical liability reform will be a part of any Republican healthcare reform efforts. Join us as we speak with Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn) and Rep. See More

ALL MD Attorney Sam Leib Discusses an OB Malpractice Claim he Recently Defended (Full Interview)

By Samuel Leib to Malpractice Cases of Note

In this episode, Healthcare Matters interviews ALL MD attorney Sam Leib discusses an obstetric malpractice claim he recently defended and the lessons that can be learned from it. Leib is the deputy regional managing partner for the Milwaukee office of Wilson Elsner, maintaining a distinguished general litigation practice representing clients in matters involving medical malpractice, oral surgical and dental malpractice and long-term care facilities as well as related business transactions and disputes nationwide. Leib is a charter member of the Association of Liability Lawyers in Medical Defense (ALL MD), a nationwide organization that connects healthcare providers with attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice defense. Interview was recorded October 12, 2015 See More

The second Healthcare Matters interview with John Degnan (Full Interview)

By John Degnan to Malpractice Cases of Note

In this episode, Healthcare Matters interviews ALL MD attorney John Degnan on the recent phenomena of American big-box retail stores offering healthcare services, whether higher medical malpractice insurance policy limits increase the dollar value a settlement when a claim is indefensible, apology in medicine and the new Reptilian Theory employed by plaintiff counsel in medical malpractice lawsuits. Degnan is a shareholder at BRIGGS & MORGAN. He practices law in Minnesota, representing clients in business disputes, as well as members of the legal and medical communities in professional matters. Degnan is a charter member of the Association of Liability Lawyers in Medical Defense (ALL MD), a nationwide organization that connects healthcare providers with attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice defense. See More

Can an Apology Reduce the Frequency of Medical Malpractice Claims?

By John Degnan to Malpractice Cases of Note

In this episode, Healthcare Matters interviews ALL MD attorney John Degnan on the concept of “apology in medicine” and whether it might lessen claims frequency. Degnan is a shareholder at BRIGGS & MORGAN. He practices law in Minnesota, representing clients in business disputes, as well as members of the legal and medical communities in professional matters. Degnan is a charter member of the Association of Liability Lawyers in Medical Defense (ALL MD), a nationwide organization that connects healthcare providers with attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice defense. See More

John Degnan Discusses a Malpractice Case he Defended and its Significance

By John Degnan to Malpractice Cases of Note

In this episode, Healthcare Matters interviews ALL MD attorney John Degnan on a malpractice case he defended and how it illustrates the importance of the physician-patient relationship. Degnan is a shareholder at BRIGGS & MORGAN. He practices law in Minnesota, representing clients in business disputes, as well as members of the legal and medical communities in professional matters. Degnan is a charter member of the Association of Liability Lawyers in Medical Defense (ALL MD), a nationwide organization that connects healthcare providers with attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice defense. See More

What is the Reptilian Theory in medical malpractice claims?

By John Degnan to Malpractice Cases of Note

In this episode, Healthcare Matters interviews ALL MD attorney John Degnan on the plaintiffs’ bar using the “Reptilian Theory” in medical malpractice claims and how a good defense attorney can counter the argument. Degnan is a shareholder at BRIGGS & MORGAN. He practices law in Minnesota, representing clients in business disputes, as well as members of the legal and medical communities in professional matters. Johnson is a charter member of the Association of Liability Lawyers in Medical Defense (ALL MD), a nationwide organization that connects healthcare providers with attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice defense. See More

Do Higher Medical Malpractice Insurance Limits Increase the Cost of an Indefensible Claim?

By John Degnan to Malpractice Cases of Note

In this episode, Healthcare Matters interviews ALL MD attorney John Degnan on whether or not higher medical malpractice insurance policy limits increase the dollar value of settlements in cases of an indefensible claim. Degnan is a shareholder at BRIGGS & MORGAN. He practices law in Minnesota, representing clients in business disputes, as well as members of the legal and medical communities in professional matters. Degnan is a charter member of the Association of Liability Lawyers in Medical Defense (ALL MD), a nationwide organization that connects healthcare providers with attorneys who specialize in medical malpractice defense. See More