Common Malpractice Issues for Pediatricians

Diagnosis in pediatrics can be difficult when treating infants and young children who are unable to cooperate. Therefore, it is not a surprise that Pediatrics is one of the most high risk for claims in comparison to other medical specialties, as most parents are very protective of their … [Read more...]

What is a Hammer Clause?

Do you have the final say whether or not your insurance company can decide to settle a claim? This provision, otherwise known as consent to settleĀ is found in your medical malpractice insurance policy that requires an insurer to seek an insured's approval prior to settling a claim for a specific … [Read more...]

Guess Who is Responsible for Over One Third of Malpractice Payments?

The New England Journal of Medicine released the results of their fifteen-year study on Jan. 28 using claims data from the National Practitioner Data Bank. Over 60,000 claims were reviewed for cause, payment amount, and named physician demographics. … [Read more...]