How To Lower Your Malpractice Insurance Premium


Everyone wants to save money on the things they need and want, from groceries and schooling, to online shipping and cable service. When it comes to insurance, you may be surprised to know that the premium you pay for the coverage you need can actually be reduced by actions you take, thanks to … [Read more...]

Why It’s Important for Healthcare Providers to Manage Their Online Presence

Social Media

Social media continues to evolve and its influence can have both positive and negative effects for physicians and other healthcare providers. Just a few years ago many of our clients had no social media presence, and most did not maintain a website. Things are changing, it is vitally important for … [Read more...]

New California Law Lets PA’s and NP’s sign POLST Forms


The California Medical Association has reported that California Governor Jerry Brown has signed Assembly Bill 637 into law, allowing Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) to sign and enact Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) forms. … [Read more...]

Average Cost of California Medical Malpractice Insurance


A big question mark pops up when we talk about the cost of insurance. Specifically with medical malpractice insurance, it may be difficult to find out a simple average number for the cost of insurance, otherwise known as a premium. This is because of a many factors, but the two we’ll be focusing on … [Read more...]

What The Anthem Data Breach Means For Malpractice Insurance


In 2015, hackers were at it again. On January 29, Anthem, Inc., the nation’s second-largest health insurer, was the target of a very sophisticated cyber attack. Hackers armed with a stolen password gained access to the Anthem database containing information on 80 million customers and employees. … [Read more...]

Debunking the 3 Insurance Broker Myths


When people think of an insurance broker, there are a lot of different things that come to mind. For some, brokers are held as admirable businesses that serve their clients first. Others, however, think that brokers are middlemen trying to complicate and impede business for their own interests. … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Cases Shape Malpractice Insurance Programs


There is a public misperception that the majority of medical malpractice lawsuits are aimed at physicians. But the reality is that in some cases, multiple defendants can be named in a lawsuit by attorneys seeking larger punitive damages than might be obtained from a single defendant. That means any … [Read more...]

Errors Doctors and Hospitals Make That Cause Malpractice Lawsuits

Lt. Cmdr. Christina L. Telez, second from right, leads a tour through operating rooms for the visiting physicians and students from the University of the Ryukyus Sept. 12 at U.S. Naval Hospital on Camp Foster. Telez escorted the visitors through a vacant operating room to introduce them to the various equipment used in surgery. Telez is the department head of the main operating room at USNH Okinawa. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Natalie M. Rostran)

Most people trust their doctors and hospitals and, fortunately, mistakes are only made in a small percentage of cases. However, some errors occur more often than others, and these missteps make up the majority of medical malpractice lawsuits. … [Read more...]

Laws that Shape Malpractice Lawsuits Today


Most people have heard the legal term “statute of limitations,” especially in regard to high-profile criminal cases. The term refers to laws that limit the amount of time civil or criminal penalties may be applied to a case. One example comes from the 2008 financial meltdown on Wall Street. In 2013, … [Read more...]

Malpractice Trends Influenced By UCLA Superbug

E coli Ag Res Mag

The word superbug strikes fear into the hearts of healthcare providers for good reason. These strains of bacteria are resistant to almost all types of antibiotics. In the United States, superbugs are responsible for killing 23,000 people a year and infecting more than 2 million. … [Read more...]