Average Cost of California Medical Malpractice Insurance

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...]