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Former Oklahoma Dentist Charged with Money Laundering, Insurance Fraud

A former Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinics led to thousands of patients being tested for HIV and hepatitis faces a federal charge of money laundering, prosecutors announced. The court filing alleges that W. Scott Harrington laundered money by fraudulently …

Marketform Committed to All Current Underwriting Lines After Strategic Review

Specialist Lloyd’s underwriter Marketform has confirmed its commitment to all its current underwriting lines after completing a strategic review. These remaining lines are: accident & health, travel; bloodstock & livestock; cargo; financial lines; marine & energy liability; marine hull & …

Update: Lloyd’s Underwriter Marketform Sells UK Med Mal Businesses to Beazley

Specialist Lloyd’s underwriter Marketform announced it has sold its UK Open Market Medical Malpractice and UK / International Delegated Authority Insurance businesses to Beazley. The team being transferred is led by Alex Wakeley, a Marketform veteran of more than 20 …

Marketform Exits International Med Mal, Transfers Business to Dale Underwriting

Specialist Lloyd’s underwriter Marketform announced it has transferred its international medical malpractice insurance business to Dale Underwriting Partners, the Lloyd’s licensed underwriter. Marketform said the decision follows a comprehensive review of the business line, and Marketform immediately will cease to …

Lawsuit Filed against Colorado Hospital in Stolen Painkillers Case

A lawsuit has been filed against Swedish Medical Center, alleging the Denver, Colo.-area hospital was negligent in hiring a surgery technician who put thousands of patients at risk of being exposed to HIV and hepatitis. The Denver Post reported the …

Woman Sues Oregon Hospital over Undiagnosed Heart Condition

A Bend, Ore. woman who suffered a heart attack at 46 is accusing two Bend Memorial Clinic of failing to recognize her heart problem. The Bulletin reported that Shelley Harding and her husband, Brent Harding, are seeking $8.75 million from …

Medication Errors at Minnesota Hospitals Resulted in 4 Deaths Last Year

A new report shows that despite improvements in how medicine is dispensed at Minnesota hospitals, the risk of injury or death from errors still exists. Hospitals have disclosed four deaths and 10 serious injuries related to medication errors in a …

Long Hours for Surgeons Not Higher Risk to Patient Safety: Research

A new national study led by Northwestern Medicine showed allowing surgical residents the flexibility to work longer hours in order to stay with their patients through the end of an operation or stabilize them during a critical event did not …

Man Settles Suit Against Michigan Doctor Who Mistreated Many

A man who helped authorities uncover a Detroit, Mich.-area doctor who misled people into believing they had cancer has settled a lawsuit against the doctor for about $1.7 million. Dr. Farid Fata was paid millions of dollars by insurance companies …

Family Continues Fight Against Indiana Malpractice Cap

An Evansville, Ind., couple is keeping up a decadelong legal fight over their claims of medical malpractice in their daughter’s birth that left her a quadriplegic and unable to speak. A Vanderburgh County jury in 2013 awarded $15 million in …