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May 22, 2024
NY Gov Hochul Vetoes Bill Expanding Recoverable Wrongful Death Damages

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul vetoed for a second time the Grieving Families Act (GFA), a bill that would have expanded recoverable damages in wrongful death claims to include noneconomic damages. Under the current 177-year-old law, compensable damages in wrongful death actions are limited to economic loss only. New York and Alabama are the only […]

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Apr 23, 2024
Understanding Exclusions in Your Medical Malpractice Insurance

Medical malpractice insurance is there to protect you from lawsuits alleging negligence or mistakes that may have caused a patient harm. But it’s important to remember, no insurance policy is all-encompassing.  Understanding exclusions in your malpractice insurance is key to ensuring you have the right coverage for your needs. Why Exclusions Matter Medical malpractice insurance […]

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Apr 19, 2024
Medical Malpractice Insurance Tips: Risk Management and Ongoing Support

As a doctor, you dedicate yourself to providing exceptional patient care. Having medical malpractice insurance is an essential part of protecting yourself and your practice. But did you know that a good insurance broker can offer even more than just a policy? This guide explores the power of combining proactive risk management with ongoing broker […]

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Apr 17, 2024
Policy Limits in Medical Malpractice Insurance: A Doctor’s Guide

Peace of mind is important when you’re caring for patients. Medical malpractice insurance protects you from lawsuits alleging negligence or mistakes, but understanding the details of your policy is crucial. Let’s delve into policy limits, and the maximum amount your insurance company will pay for a lawsuit against you. Breakdown of Policy Limits: Think of […]

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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 20, 2024
Understanding the Importance of Malpractice Insurance for Healthcare Professionals

As a healthcare professional, you devote your life to the well-being of others. Yet, despite your utmost dedication and skills, unforeseen circumstances may emerge. This is where malpractice insurance plays a vital role. It serves as a safeguard, shielding you from the financial and professional impacts of potential lawsuits citing negligence or mistakes. In any […]

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