malpractice

What is Informed Consent?

            Most medical procedures involve a degree of risk for patients, for that reason it is important that doctors inform patients about the risks and potential side effects that can arise from a medical procedure. Informed consent in medicine is the process by which a physician fully explains a medical treatment or procedure to a …

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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 children. Common Malpractice Issues The most common …

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Professional Liabilty Insurance for MediSpas

Medical Spas, or MediSpas, require unique insurance coverage because they are a part of both the medical and beauty industries. Due to their unique situation, MediSpas need both a Business Owners Policy and malpractice insurance coverage. A BOP is necessary to protect the company from liability from day-to-day operations while malpractice insurance provides coverage for …

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Why Doctors in Hawaii Should Take a Closer Look at MedPro

Who is MedPro?              For most doctors, facing a claim is not a matter of “if” but a matter of “when”. As such, medical malpractice insurance should be considered a commodity. MedPro is a leader in the medical malpractice insurance industry with over 200,000 doctors insured today. A Berkshire Hathaway company, MedPro has …

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The Doctors Company Adds Cyberguard

The Doctors Company, a leading medical malpractice insurance company, known for its low prices and creative coverage solutions, has announced a new coverage enhancement named CYBERGUARD. Cyberguard will be added to all existing medical malpractice insurance policies issued by The Doctors Company. The new enhancement protects doctors from claims arising from the theft, loss, or …

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Medical Malpractice Premiums Lower in 2008

Medical Liability Monitor, which conducts an annual survey, recently announced that physician’s malpractice rates were lower 43% percent of the time. An additional 49.8% remained stable from 2007-2008. Merely 7.4% of the doctors surveyed reported any increase, and the overwhelming majority of those increases were very small, less than 10%. Needless to say, this is …

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