Posts tagged "New York"

May 17, 2012
Flashback: New York Malpractice Insurance Gets First Rate Increase After Two-Year Moratorium

side note: This article first appeared in the August 2010 issue of Medical Liability Monitor, the industry’s premier source for consistent, reliable coverage and fresh perspectives on medical professional liability insurance and risk management issues. To subscribe to the Monitor, please click here. On July 6, 2010, Insurance Superintendent James J. Wrynn announced the approval […]

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May 4, 2012
Recent Changes to the New York Med Mal Ins Market

Although it’s one of the largest states from the med mal ins premium point of view, New York can be a very frustrating state when looking for med mal ins. Doctors have limited choices for New York med mal ins and the state needs to see some reform in order to have a more competitive […]

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May 2, 2012
More than Half of All Medical Malpractice Indemnity Payments Were Made by Six States

A recently released study of all medical malpractice payments made in 2011 indicates that six states accounted for more than half of all medical malpractice indemnifications. The analyzed data came from the National Practitioner Data Bank That is an astonishing statistic. Which six states accounted for more than half of all medical malpractice indemnity payments […]

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Nov 11, 2011
Insurance Reform Needed to Lower New York Doctors' Medical Malpractice Rates, California Consumer Watchdog Testifies

side note: California has long been on the cutting edge of medical liability tort reform. It was the first state in the nation to institute a cap on non-economic damages with the 1975 Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) of 1975. The cap helped California stabilize liability costs, particularly for specialty and high-risk services such […]

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Sep 20, 2011
New York Launches Medical Malpractice Court

side note: New York is one of the states using funds designated by the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act to set-up alternative resolution models for medical malpractice cases. One of the more popular ideas — a specific court for medical malpractice cases — was launched in the state on Sept. 1. It will be […]

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Aug 18, 2011
New York Physicians Finding Things a Lot Better in Texas

Side Note: They say things are bigger and better in Texas and this is true for New York physicians who relocate to the Lone Star State. Due to tort reform legislation, known at Prop 12, that went into effect in 2003 in Texas, physicians are flocking to Texas. The article below provides some great statistics […]

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Apr 8, 2011
Sad Reality for NY Med Mal Reform

Side Note: It’s tough being a physician in New York state. New York has some of the highest med mal policy rates in the country. If you’d like to view a history of New York med mal rates over the past 10 years, we have them. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like any sort of med […]

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Mar 31, 2011
New York to Join Other States with Caps?

Side Note: New York physicians pay some of the highest medical liability insurance rates in the country and something has to give. Will New York be the next state to join the coveted group of 35 states that currently have some sort of med mal insurance award caps? Could it be? If Governor Cuomo has […]

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Dec 2, 2009
Columbia Medical Testifies on Medical Malpractice in New York State Senate

side note: New York’s medical malpractice insurance crisis seems to have no solution on the horizon, yet many, many people are offering their advice. Newswise — Lee Goldman, M.D., executive vice president for health and biomedical sciences and dean of the faculties of medicine and health sciences at Columbia University testified today on medical malpractice […]

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