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Jan 15, 2016
No Crystal Ball: Soft Market Continues as Medical Malpractice Insurance Industry Faces Rapidly Changing Fundamentals

by Michael Matray, editor of Medical Liability Monitor All segments of the insurance industry experience cyclical periods where the availability and cost of coverage rise or fall. When availability is plentiful and premium costs shrink, it is referred to as a “soft market,” and when losses cause insurers to tighten their underwriting standards and premiums […]

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Dec 11, 2015
The Rise of Convenient Care Clinics and their Medical Malpractice Risks

by Michael Matray, editor of Medical Liability Monitor Consumer demand for convenience, access and affordability is changing how episodic-care and preventative medicine is delivered in the United States. A novelty 15 years ago, today there are more than 3,000 convenient care clinics in the United States, most located within the nation’s largest big-box retail outlets. […]

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Sep 23, 2015
Cunningham Group Launches Healthcare Matters Internet Television Program

Cunningham Group, the nation’s largest independent agency representing medical malpractice insurance products, announced today the launch of Healthcare Matters, a new internet television program that explores the intersection of healthcare practice, the business of medicine and the law. Healthcare Matters can be located at https://www.cunninghamgroupins.com/all-md/healthcare-matters. Hosted by Michael Matray—editor of Medical Liability Monitor, the medical […]

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Jul 23, 2013
New Hampshire Jury Disregards Malpractice Panel for First Time

For the first time, a New Hampshire jury has disregarded a medical malpractice screening panel’s unanimous finding of no fault, ruling in favor of the plaintiff against a cardiologist sued for thrice failing to diagnose a lesion on his 36-year-old patient’s heart. The patient died of heart disease shortly after his last visit to the […]

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May 2, 2013
Missouri Legislature Looks to Reinstate Medical Malpractice Cap

Note: The article below first appeared in the May 2013 issue of the Medical Liability Monitor, a monthly newsletter reprting on the medical professional liability insurance and risk management industries. On the heels of last summer’s ruling by the Missouri Supreme Court that the state’s $350,000 cap on non-economic damages in medical liability lawsuits is […]

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Apr 29, 2013
Lawmakers Look to Keep Affordable Care Act Guidelines, Reimbursement Requirements Out of Medical Liability Lawsuits

Note: The article below first appeared in the May 2013 issue of the Medical Liability Monitor, a monthly newsletter reporting on the medical professional liability insurance and risk management industries. With the American healthcare delivery system bracing itself for a deluge of new patients who will gain access to medical treatment by the end of […]

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Apr 19, 2013
Senator Baucus (D-MT) Warns of "Huge Train Wreck" Enacting the ACA

One of the signature architects of the Affordable Care Act is warning that Americans and small businesses around the country have really no idea what they should be doing as our federal government gets ready to implement the ACA.  While speaking to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, he warned that there may be […]

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Jan 16, 2013
Will President Obama’s latest gun changes increase medical malpractice insurance rates?

We had a chance to watch President Obama’s news conference earlier today and it got us thinking. Will the following wording expose physicians to more risks, this is directly from the White House: PRESERVE THE RIGHTS OF HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO PROTECT THEIR PATIENTS AND COMMUNITIES FROM GUN VIOLENCE: We should never ask doctors and […]

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Jan 14, 2013
Patient Satisfaction Surveys: Not a Good Idea

Everyone can agree that when it comes to healthcare, we want the best to be based here, in the United States.  However, getting to that destination is where people disagree.  One area that has doctors upset is Patient Satisfaction Surveys.  We actually built our own Patient Survey System about 10 years ago, and have had […]

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