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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 […]
A California hospitalist who had his hospital privileges rescinded in 2015 for alleged substandard performance and inadequate record-keeping filed a civil action last month asking a federal court to reinstate those privileges.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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
A medical malpractice insurance broker explains what a physician’s loss history is and how it will affect the cost of their medical malpractice insurance. We have a very in-depth Medical Malpractice Insurance Ultimate Guide to answer any of your other malpractice insurance questions.
A brief video where a medical malpractice insurance agent explains what physician tail malpractice coverage is and the options that are available.
The Arizona courts made two decisions in August 2021 affirming the constitutionality of medical professional liability tort reforms that require expert testimony and preclude statements of apology by healthcare providers from being used as evidence of liability. In Sampson v. Surgery Center of Peoria, LLC, the Supreme Court of Arizona held that “a jury in […]
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