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Jan 25, 2019
Increased Physician Burnout Challenging U.S. Healthcare System

Physician burnout impacts every aspect of healthcare delivery — quality, safety, cost and human resource. And physician burnout is on the rise — with almost 55 percent (up from 45 percent in 2011, according to one study) of all doctors currently reporting diminished professional satisfaction and an increase in emotional exhaustion. The term “physician burnout […]

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Nov 30, 2018
Quarterly Analysis of the Medical Malpractice Insurance Industry

Watch Episode 1 here. Our new Healthcare Matters series will take a deep dive into the financials of the medical malpractice insurance industry for each financial quarter. Episode 1 takes a look at the second quarter of 2018. Discussing the financials of Q2 of 2018 is Eric Wunder, a consulting actuarial at Milliman Inc. Mr. […]

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Nov 8, 2018
MLMIC Completes Demutualization, Acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway

MLMIC Insurance Co. announced last month the completion of its conversion from a property-and-casualty mutual insurance company to a property-and-casualty stock insurance company and the finalization of its $2.5 billion acquisition by National Indemnity Co., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. The conversion and acquisition followed a September 6 approval by the Superintendent of the […]

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Oct 29, 2018
Rural Hospitals Are Closing at an Alarming Pace

There is an interesting article in the New York Times titled A Sense of Alarm as Rural Hospitals Keep Closing that looks at a growing trend happening in the hospital space.  Rural hospitals are closing their doors and this is affecting Americans all over the country.  Some of the eye-opening facts in the article: Since […]

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Aug 27, 2018
Family of Prince files lawsuit in MN against doctor, Walgreens and hospital system

The family of Prince has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a doctor in which the family feels he failed Price by failing to treat his opioid addiction and providing him with narcotics without a proper prescription. The Minnesota lawsuit also names the physician’s former employer, North Memorial Health, Walgreens and UnityPoint Health as defendants.  […]

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Aug 9, 2018
Florida Judge Invalidates Another Portion of State’s Damage Cap

In June, Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Jose Rodriguez denied a defense motion to reduce a jury verdict for noneconomic damages from $500,000 to $350,000 because the defense offered to arbitrate the claim, further chipping away at Florida’s tort reform laws that cap noneconomic damages in medical professional liability actions. In 2014, the Florida Supreme Court […]

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Jul 11, 2018
Wisconsin Supreme Court Reverses Circuit & Appellate Courts, Rules State’s Noneconomic Damage Cap Constitutional

On June 27, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that the state’s $750,000 cap on noneconomic medical liability damages is constitutional. “Today’s Court decision preserves Wisconsin’s balanced medical liability system that has been instrumental in attracting physicians to communities across Wisconsin, while providing assurance to injured patients that they will receive payment for the full amount […]

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Jun 14, 2018
Amidst a Constantly Evolving Medicolegal Landscape, 2018 PIAA Medical Liability Conference Examines Emerging Challenges

Hosted at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Orlando, Fla., the 2018 PIAA Medical Liability Conference assembled the various members of the medical professional liability industry from May 16 – 18 for three days of educational sessions, networking and meetings. “You are here because the work we all do is critical to the practice of medicine,” […]

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May 4, 2018
New Mexico court strikes down medical malpractice damage cap

The Second Judicial District Court in Albuquerque recently struck down a New Mexico law that caps damages in medical professional liability lawsuits at $600,000. The cap does not apply to medical expenses, but does cover compensation for things like lost wages and noneconomic, pain-and-suffering damages. Judge Victor Lopez ruled that the New Mexico Medical Malpractice […]

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