medical professional liability News

Maine High Court Rejects Hospital’s Appeal in Medical Misdiagnosis Case

A Maine man who was awarded $200,000 by a jury in his malpractice suit filed after a doctor mistakenly told him he had an aggressive and fatal form of cancer won’t have to face another trial. The Maine Supreme Judicial …

Connecticut Hospital Ordered to Pay $12M in Medical Malpractice Case

A jury in a medical malpractice case awarded $12 million last Friday to a Connecticut woman who said a doctor punctured her colon during a routine hernia operation, leaving her with permanent injuries. Vivian Gagliano, 65, of Redding, Connecticut, said …

NORCAL Mutual Expands Medical Professional Liability Coverage to Nevada

NORCAL Mutual Insurance Co. is now offering medical professional liability insurance to Nevada physicians. For the past eight years, Nevada healthcare professionals have been offered coverage from Medicus Insurance Company, a NORCAL Mutual wholly owned subsidiary. Upon renewal, Medicus policyholders …

Ohio Medical Malpractice Claims Decline Again in 2012

Medical malpractice claims in Ohio hit a new low in 2012, according to a new report. The annual Ohio Medical Professional Liability Closed Claim Report from the Ohio Department of Insurance showed 2,733 claims in 2012, the last year for …

MMIC Expands into Colorado

Minnesota-based MMIC Insurance, Inc. is now doing business in Colorado. The company offers medical professional liability insurance, health IT services and patient safety options to hospitals and large health systems, long-term care, and allied health care providers. The expansion also …

MGIS Partners with Astute Doctor to Offer Physician Risk Management Program

The MGIS Companies, Inc. (MGIS), the a nationwide insurance provider of products and services designed specifically for physicians, has partnered with Astute Doctor Education Inc., for a new PREVENT education program. Astute Doctor Education Inc. is an independent provider of …

AXIS Insurance Establishes Healthcare Liability Insurance Unit

AXIS Insurance has formed a healthcare unit that will focus on providing professional liability insurance and associated standard casualty coverages for physician groups, hospitals, allied healthcare facilities and individual physicians. Kimber Lantry, who recently joined AXIS Insurance as an executive …

Missouri Lawmakers to Try Again for Award Limits in Medical Liability Suits

Missouri lawmakers plan to try again to limit how much money people can receive in medical malpractice lawsuits. Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones says the liability limits are a priority for the 2014 session. And Rep. Eric Burlison, of Springfield, …

Coverys to Acquire Ohio Medical Professional Liability Insurance Firm

FinCor Holdings Inc., a member of Coverys which is based in Boston, has agreed to acquire OHA Holdings Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary OHA Insurance Solutions (OHAIS), located in Columbus, Ohio. Coverys provides medical professional liability insurance for healthcare professionals. …

In Pennsylvania, New Legislation Allows Doctors to Apologize

A decade after a back-and-forth legislative battle that saw both doctors and lawyers visiting the state capitol by the hundreds – perhaps thousands – to argue for or against tort reforms that led to state law modifications in 2003, the …