Are Physician Owners Responsible for the Acts of their Employees?

By Gisela Plazas | September 19, 2008

As a client advocate and representative, we often research areas of potential liability for our healthcare clients.  Often in the course of evaluating exposures to risk, we turn to experts in the legal industry for guidance.  The following is an article provided by one such expert in the arena of vicarious liability for employers.   Employer …

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The Doctors Company Acquires SCPIE (AHI)

By Gisela Plazas | August 28, 2008

The medical malpractice insurance industry has been buzzing with the news of the SCPIE (Southern California Physicians Insurance Exchange/American Healthcare Indemnity) acquisition by The Doctors  Company.  The Doctors Company, based in Napa, California, is now the largest insurer of physician and surgeon medical liability in the country.  Whether or not this proves to be better …

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Teleradiology Prompts Medical Malpractice Insurance Quandry

By Gisela Plazas | August 28, 2008

A California Radiology Group plans to hire a radiologist to read films from his home in Colorado.  A practice commonly referred to as teleradiology, a branch of telemedicine. This teleradiology practice raises questions concerning whether the physician is practicing medicine in California or Colorado and subsequently will the California-based insurance carrier extend coverage for this …

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Medical Malpractice Insurance Premium Freeze for New York

By Gisela Plazas | August 27, 2008

Governor Patterson of New York  signed a bill today (August 27, 2008) that proposes to give relief to physicians under the burden of astronomically rising medical professional liability insurance  premiums; suspend a proposed surcharge until June 2009; and give the State of New York additional time to develop a permanent solution to the medical malpractice …

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