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

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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

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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...]

Trends in the California Malpractice Industry

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From 2012 to 2013, approximately $1 billion were awarded in California malpractice lawsuits. But that amount pales in comparison to the total amount of awards since 2008, coming in at a whopping $4.5 billion. And when just 5 cases in 2014 amounted to more than $10 million each, it’s easy to see how … [Read more...]

How to Find the Best Malpractice Insurance Coverage

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Malpractice or professional liability insurance coverage is something we all love to hate. We grumble when rates go higher and bemoan the fact that we have to pay for insurance coverage at all.  For business owners there are a multitude of insurance coverages available.  How do you know what … [Read more...]

Hygienists Liability in a Dental Practice

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Dental hygienists are hardworking professionals dedicated to providing excellent care to patients. However, hygienists are subject to liability when patients are harmed as a result of treatment or non-treatment. While dentists are sued for malpractice at a much higher rate, hygienists should … [Read more...]

Is There a Doctor in the House?

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The U.S. healthcare system is coping with a physician shortage, rising healthcare costs, and strained hospital capacity. Hospital administrators are struggling to reduce readmission rates, and the system is struggling to find a model that will work. Urgent care centers seem to be benefiting from the … [Read more...]

Does Your Medical Clinic Have Enough Insurance Coverage?

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The prospect of a medical malpractice lawsuit inspires justifiable fears of an extended, costly, and unpleasant legal process that can result in a professional stigma and possibly financial ruin. One common misconception our team encounters with healthcare facilities is the following; a business … [Read more...]

Medispa Liability Insurance Needs and Options

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Medispas are unique businesses which have become increasingly popular in recent years. A typical Medspa combines aspects of a healthcare clinic with the spa world and offers beauty and cosmetic medical procedures. … [Read more...]

Five Things Every Healthcare Provider Must Know

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Medical malpractice insurance is as necessary to a physician or healthcare provider as a stethoscope. The insurance protects the healthcare provider from having to bear the full costs of a legal defense and settlement in a malpractice lawsuit. Like other insurance policies, there are many options, … [Read more...]