Jeff Smith

California Medical Malpractice Insurance Rankings Published

The California Department of Insurance has issued their annual report outlining the market share and written premiums of insurers writing medical malpractice insurance policies in California.  This is closely watched data as the failure rate for medical malpractice insurance companies is among the highest in the insurance industry.  The failure rate for companies looking to participate …

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OB/GYNs face obstacles in medical malpractice insurance for Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation

 Declining reimbursement in traditional OB/GYN practices has pushed many OB/Gyns to broaden their practice to include specialized, aesthetic procedures to bring in extra revenue.  Among those procedures commonly being considered by OB/GYNs, is laser vaginal rejuvenation.  This raises the issue of medical malpractice insurance coverage and whether special coverage is needed to insure physicians for performing …

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Norcal Mutual Advocates Early Reporting of Medical Malpractice Insurance Claims by Physicians

Norcal Mutual Advocates Early Reporting of Medical Malpractice Insurance Claims  Norcal Mutual Insurance Company recently stressed its position of early claim reporting by its medical malpractice insureds. “NORCAL Mutual continually stresses that there is no penalty for early reporting of incidents. Early reporting means we can put the insured at ease and confirm that the …

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Presidio Insurance offers HCG Weight Loss Program Malpractice Insurance Coverage

   hCG, or human chorionic gonadotrophin is a glycoprotein hormone produced in pregnancy. During pregnancy, the placenta produces hCG which allows the body to mobilize fat and use it as energy for both mother and fetus.     Performed within Alternative Medicine Practices, although the process appears harmless (and reportedly has has little to no side effects), within a …

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Medical Protective Announces Discount for Pediatric Medical Malpractice Insurance

Presidio is pleased to announce that starting June 2010, Med Pro is offering special discounts and benefits to Pediatricians across the country.  Membership in select pediatric organizations will earn a discount for all Med Pro pediatric and pediatric-surgical specialists insured with Medical Protective.  Proof of membership is required. Features of the MedPro Pediatric Program include: …

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While the Debate Rages On

When we’re talking about millions of people without health insurance, that’s simply too many lives in the balance, no matter what percentage they may represent…In the overall, providing them with the best care possible, regardless of their insurance status, is one of the very best ways to solve the healthcare crisis and avoid medical malpractice suits at the same time.