Chris Tucker

Hygienists Liability in a Dental Practice

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 consider carrying dental hygienist malpractice insurance. According to the National Practitioner Data Bank, …

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Is There a Doctor in the House?

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 changing healthcare landscape. In 2013 there were nearly 9,000 locations …

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Does Your Medical Clinic Have Enough Insurance Coverage?

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 owner believes their business liability insurance policy will protect them for medical professional liability …

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Five Things Every Healthcare Provider Must Know

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, complex clauses, and liability limits when it comes to …

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How do You Buy Your Medical Malpractice Policy?

Malpractice insurance is an important cornerstone to every medical practice. Often called Medical Professional Liability Insurance, a policy may provide coverage for various items, but at its core,  the policy will cover the costs associated with negligence lawsuits  including legal fees, expert witness fees, and other expenses. If a case is won, lost or settled, …

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Know the Difference Between Business Liability and Malpractice Insurance

The best way to differentiate between business liability insurance and medical malpractice insurance is to examine the who’s and what’s of your coverag. Business liability insurance, often referred to as general liability insurance, should be carried by every business. The insurance protects a company from  property damage and personal injuries that occur on the premises. …

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Do Nurses Need Their Own Insurance?

One upon a time, a nurse or nurse practitioner went to work, performed their critically important duties, and never worried about lawsuits. But times have changed and lawsuits for medical malpractice are no longer confined to just doctors and physicians. Nurses are increasingly targeted by litigious patients, the lawsuits can be devastating both professionally and …

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