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NORCAL Mutual Begins Offering Med Mal Coverage in Del., Penn.

NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company, a medical professional liability insurance carrier domiciled in San Francisco, said it is now offering its medical professional liability coverage to healthcare professionals in Delaware and Pennsylvania. The company said it is entering these states offering …

ProMutual Completes Acquisition of Medical Malpractice Insurer PPIC

Boston-based Medical Professional Mutual Insurance Co. (ProMutual), a Coverys company, said it has finalized the previously-announced acquisition of Preferred Professional Insurance Co. (PPIC), located in Omaha, Nebraska. PPIC was formerly owned by 18 Catholic healthcare systems, seven of which are …

MGIS, Stevens & Lee Launch Malpractice Program for Bariatric Surgeons

The MGIS Companies and Stevens & Lee have launched Surgi-Protect, a malpractice insurance program designed specifically for bariatric surgeons and their specific practices. With more than 35 percent of Americans suffering from obesity, which was declared a disease by the …

N.Y. Plastic Surgeon’s Insurer to Pay for $2.3M Settlement in Death Case

A plastic surgeon who has appeared on television to talk about the procedures she offers has settled with the family of a New York woman who died following a liposuction procedure. Legal documents filed last week say Dr. Sharon Giese …

Medical Malpractice Insurer, NJ PURE, Forms Strategic Alliance with LIU

NJ PURE, a medical malpractice insurer in New Jersey, has entered into a strategic alliance with Liberty International Underwriters (LIU), a division of Liberty Mutual Insurance. According to Eric S. Poe, chief litigation and marketing officer of NJ PURE, NJ …

Pennsylvania Court Sides With Hospitals, Doctors on Malpractice Fund

A state court overruled Pennsylvania’s top insurance regulator in a decision made public Monday, siding with hospital officials and doctors who said a supplemental medical malpractice insurance fund is keeping too much of their money. Commonwealth Court’s 5-2 ruling directed …