medical professional liability News

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 …

Medical Professional Underwriters Weigh Impact of Republican Healthcare Changes

As they grapple with persistently soft market conditions, medical professional liability (MPL) underwriters must weigh the potential impact on their business of proposed changes in the U.S. healthcare financing system. As they gathered in Chicago for their annual meeting, MPL …

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 …

Marsh Launches New Excess Medical Professional Liability Policy Form

Marsh has unveiled a new excess medical professional liability (MPL) policy form that combines industry favorable MPL terms and conditions into a single excess policy to be used by commercial insurers. Developed by Marsh’s US Casualty and HealthCare Practices in …

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 …

The Doctors Co. Names Fleming COO

The Doctors Co. has appointed Bill Fleming chief operating officer. Fleming will report to Chairman CEO Richard E. Anderson. Fleming replaces Rob Francis, who is leaving the company. Fleming is a 24-year veteran of The Doctors Co. and had been …

Parents Blame Hospital in Death of Kansas Girl with Viral Meningitis

The parents of a 13-year-old Kansas girl who died of viral meningitis are suing a Lincoln hospital, alleging that doctors there were negligent when treating her in 2014. Terrisa and Scott Waters filed a wrongful death lawsuit in district court …

Hepatitis C Victims Reach Settlement with North Dakota Hospital

Nearly two dozen victims of one of the largest hepatitis C outbreaks in recent U.S. history have settled their claims against a Minot, N.D., hospital out of court. Neither plaintiffs’ attorney Behdad Sadeghi nor Trinity Health are releasing terms of …

Eppers Named Chair of LAMMICO Agent Advisory Committee

Rob W. Eppers, co-owner and chief operating officer of Risk Services of Louisiana, has been elected chair of the Agent Advisory Committee at the policyholder-owned medical professional liability insurer, LAMMICO. Eppers moved to Shreveport in 2010 to join Risk Services …