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BHSI & Tego to Provide Medical Indemnity Cover for Doctors in Australia

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Co. (BHSI) and Tego Insurance announced they have entered into an exclusive underwriting agreement to provide medical indemnity insurance to medical practitioners in Australia. “We are delighted to work with Tego to bring BHSI’s medical indemnity …

Idaho High Court Affirms $3.8M Ruling in Liposuction Death

The Idaho Supreme Court has affirmed a jury verdict for $3.8 million against a southwest Idaho doctor following the death of a woman who underwent a liposuction procedure. The court ruled Thursday in the wrongful death and medical malpractice case …

Trial over Spinal Bone Cement Death Begins in Washington

The physician who used a non-FDA-approved bone cement during a woman’s spinal surgery and the company that ran an illegal test market to promote the dangerous product should be held accountable for her death, a lawyer for the woman’s daughter …

New York Lawmakers Push to Extend Deadline for Med-Mal Suits

Legislation before state lawmakers in New York would significantly change medical malpractice law by allowing patients to sue years after an alleged misdiagnosis or mistreatment. Patients currently must file lawsuits within 2 1/2 years after the alleged malpractice. The bill …

Wyoming Hospital Headed for Bankruptcy after Numerous Lawsuits

A Powell, Wyo. hospital has filed for bankruptcy as it faces about 20 lawsuits over surgeries performed by a former orthopedic surgeon. The Powell Tribune reported that Powell Valley Healthcare’s board of directors approved filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday. …

Oregon Hospital Settles for $13M in Botched Water-Birth Suit

The parents of a newborn boy deprived of oxygen during a bungled water birth attempt have settled a lawsuit against a Portland, Ore. hospital for $13 million. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported the settlement with the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center is the …

California Health Inspectors Find Infection Control Lapses at 2 L.A. Hospitals

California health inspectors dispatched to two Los Angeles hospitals following “superbug” outbreaks involving a hard-to-clean medical scope found numerous safety violations that appeared to put more patients at risk. The Los Angeles Times reported that the state declared an “mmediate …

Judge Orders Imprisoned Ohio Cardiologist to Pay Victims $5.5M

An imprisoned Ohio cardiologist has been ordered to repay $5.5 million to people on whom he performed unnecessary heart procedures as part of a medical overbilling scheme. Cleveland.com reports that a federal judge ordered Dr. Harry Persaud to pay his …

Nevada Doctor Sued by Parents of Painkiller Overdose Victim

The Reno, Nev. doctor at the center of a federal investigation into an illegal prescription drug ring is being accused by the parents of an overdose victim of ignoring their warnings and continuing to increase the strength of their son’s …

Cancer Patient Sues Oklahoma Insurer over Proton Therapy Treatments

A prostate cancer patient and a cancer treatment provider are suing an Oklahoma health insurer for allegedly refusing to cover proton radiation therapy. Randy Farland and the Procure Proton Therapy Center in Oklahoma City filed the lawsuit against Blue Cross …