Posts tagged "Obstetrics"

May 8, 2012
ACI to Host Obstetric Malpractice Forum in June

Sidenote: This announcement is from the American Conference Institute and our media partner, Medical Liability Monitor. If you would like to subscribe to Medical Liability Monitor, please click here. On June 27-28, the American Conference Institute (ACI) will be hosting its 11th Annual Advanced Forum on Obstetric Malpractice at the Union League of Philadelphia, which […]

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Jul 26, 2011
How Malpractice Insurance Is Driving Defensive Medicine in Obstetrics

side note: This article examines how medical malpractice insurers are driving defensive medicine in obstetrics. It  makes poignant the difference between assurance and avoidance behavior in the delivery room. It also illuminates how the almost-universal expectation that child delivery will have a perfect outcome leads to giant malpractice verdicts and huge medical malpractice insurance premiums […]

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Jul 13, 2011
Errors, Lack of Communication & OB Med Mal Lawsuits

Side Note: Given the fact that the average payout in an OB medical malpractice case averages $947,000, more than twice the average of any other specialty, it is easy to see why OB med mal rates are so high, and it is important to find out the most common reason the med mal cases are […]

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Jul 5, 2011
Report on Malpractice Errors in Obstetrical Care Provides Road Map for Enhanced Patient Safety

side  note: The article below by CRICO Strategies—a patient safety and medical malpractice company owned-by and serving the Harvard medical community since 1976—attempts to unravel the events leading up to an obstetric claim of medical malpractice. What CRICO found was that OB malpractice issues are rarely the result of a single act or omission by […]

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Apr 21, 2011
New York OBs in Crisis

Side Note: If New York’s med mal system is in crisis, then its obstetricians are at the apex of that crisis. As we all know, New York physicians face some of the highest med mal premiums in the country and have some of the fewest choices when it comes to med mal insurance providers. And, […]

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