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Randall & Quilter to Sell Lloyd’s Agency to Medical Liability Insurer Coverys

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. announced it has reached agreement to sell the entire share capital of its Lloyd’s managing agency, R&Q Managing Agency Ltd. (RQMA), to Coverys, a provider of medical professional liability insurance based in Boston, Mass. …

Michigan Hospital to Pay $791K in Settlement over Needless Tests

A Detroit-area hospital has agreed to pay $791,000 to settle allegations that it billed for unnecessary lab tests. The case against Crittenton Hospital Medical Center is linked to Dr. Farid Fata. He’s serving a 45-year prison sentence for putting patients …

Inspectors Find Continuing Safety Issues at Washington Mental Hospital

Inspectors who visited Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital found that safety problems that thrust the facility into the national spotlight after the escape of two dangerous patients a year ago persist, including neglected patients. And a survey of Western State …

Los Angeles Prosecutors Refile Charges in $150M Workers’ Comp Fraud Case

Los Angeles County prosecutors have refiled criminal charges against a dozen people accused of taking part in an alleged $150 million workers’ compensation insurance fraud, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. On March 16, Los Angeles County Superior …

Jury Awards Missouri Woman $28.9M in Suit Against Health Provider

A southwestern Missouri jury has ordered a health provider to pay roughly $29 million to a woman who argued that doctors’ failure to timely diagnose her rare disorder made her reliant on a feeding tube. The Springfield News-Leader reports that …

Texas Bill Would End ‘Wrongful Birth’ Suits Against Doctors

Texans would no longer be allowed to sue doctors for a “wrongful birth” under a bill approved unanimously by the Senate State Affairs Committee. According to the announcement released by the Senate, wrongful birth suits are based on an accusations …

Texas Neurosurgeon Gets Life Sentence for Maiming Patients

Jurors on Feb. 20 sentenced a former Dallas neurosurgeon to life in prison for maiming patients who had turned to him for surgery to resolve debilitating injuries. The decision came almost a week after the Dallas County jury convicted 44-year-old …

Patient Complaints Can Identify Surgeons Who Are Higher Claims Risks

Recording and analyzing patient and family reports about rude and disrespectful behavior can identify surgeons with higher rates of surgical site infections and other avoidable adverse outcomes, according to a study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) investigators in …

House Kicks Off Year by Passing Sports Team Doctors’ Liability Bill

As Alabama and Clemson prepared for the national college football championship game kick-off the other day, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on liability rules for sports medicine physicians and athletic trainers. The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act …

Special Report: A Tale of Superbugs’ Deadly Costs

With good reason, Dan Greulich’s doctors called him “the miracle man.” In the span of a decade, the insurance company executive engaged not once, but twice, in a race with death as he awaited replacements for failing organs. And twice, …