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New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham
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A California hospitalist who had his hospital privileges rescinded in 2015 for alleged substandard performance and inadequate record-keeping filed a civil action last month asking a federal court to reinstate those privileges.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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Surgery Center of Peoria
Oct 4, 2021
What is a physician’s loss history, and how does it affect malpractice insurance prices?

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.

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Oct 1, 2021
What is Malpractice Tail Coverage? What options are available?

A brief video where a medical malpractice insurance agent explains what physician tail malpractice coverage is and the options that are available.

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Surgery Center of Peoria
Sep 21, 2021
Arizona Court Decisions Affirm Two Medical Professional Liability Reform Laws

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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