medical professional liability News

MedPro Group Finalizes Acquisition of Oklahoma-Based PLICO

MedPro Group (MedPro), a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary, has its completed its acquisition of healthcare liability insurer PLICO Inc. (PLICO) from the Oklahoma State Medical Association (OSMA). The transaction process — from signing to closing — took less than 60 days, the …

ACE Appoints Hamzah as Regional Medical Malpractice Manager, Asia

ACE Group has appointed Kamal Hamzah as regional medical malpractice manager for Asia, a newly created position, as it continues to expand its financial lines product portfolio in the region to include medical professional liability. Hamzah will spearhead the development and …

NORCAL Expands Medical Professional Liability Coverage to Oregon

NORCAL Mutual Insurance Co., a medical professional liability insurance provider, is now offering coverage to physicians and healthcare professionals in Oregon with protection for certain data breaches, cyber liability and risks related to administrative activities, as part of its strategic …

Constellation Acquiring Medical Professional Liability Insurer Arkansas Mutual

Constellation, a mutual holding company, announced that Little Rock-based medical professional liability insurance provider, Arkansas Mutual Insurance Co., is joining its family of companies. Arkansas Mutual will be the third Constellation member company, joining MMIC and UMIA. The terms of …

Medical Malpractice Award Caps Endorsed by Missouri House

The Missouri House has given initial approval to a bill to reinstate limits on how much juries can award in noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases against health care providers. Supporters said the limits, approved 101-53, are needed to make …

Report: Errors Increase in Minnesota Hospitals but Deaths Decrease

An annual report on patient safety shows more errors but fewer deaths in Minnesota hospitals in the past year. The Department of Health found 277 so-called “adverse events” in categories long been tracked, such as wrong-site surgery or foreign objects …

Federal Report Shows New Hampshire Hospitals Reduced Errors

New Hampshire hospitals are making progress in reducing both errors and unnecessary readmissions, according to new federal data. The federal Department of Health and Human Services released a report this month estimating that the 3,700 hospitals across the country participating …

Hospital Medical Errors Down 17%, Reports HHS

A federal review of hospital medical records and other data has found a 17 percent decline in infections, drug mistakes, bed sores and other preventable errors from 2010 to 2013, according to a report. Using methods developed by health care …

NORCAL Mutual Expands Medical PL Coverage in Kansas, Missouri

San Francisco-based NORCAL Mutual Insurance Co. is expanding its coverage area to include Kansas and Missouri, offering a new enhanced medical professional liability insurance policy for healthcare professionals. The company’s subsidiary, Medicus Insurance Co., has been offering coverage in these …

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 …