healthcare liability News

Allied World Launches Professional Liability Policy for Healthcare Consultants

Allied World Assurance Co. Holdings has launched a professional liability policy, offering coverage specifically designed to address the risks of health care consultants and companies that provide consulting services to healthcare facilities. This comprehensive protection includes contingent bodily injury coverage …

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, …

Supreme Court Muddies Healthcare Liability Waters

The Supreme Court is supposed to take appellate cases to make the law clearer. Last week’s opinion on healthcare fraud had the opposite effect. Instead of spelling out exactly when a misrepresentation in healthcare billing counts as a legal violation, …

Federal Court Rules CGL Insurance Covers Data Breach

A federal appeals court in Virginia has upheld a lower federal court in ruling that a commercial general liability policy (CGL) may cover a data breach. In a case involving the publication of private medical records on the internet, the …

U.S. Hospitals Improve Patient Safety: Report

Fewer patients are dying from conditions acquired while staying in the nation’s hospitals, according to a new federal report. Statistics from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) show that an estimated 87,000 fewer patients died in hospitals and …

Tennessee High Court Upholds Dismissal of Health Care Liability Suit Without Prejudice

The Tennessee Supreme Court has determined that, in health care liability lawsuits, the obligation to disclose the number of violations of the certificate of good faith requirement does not compel any disclosure if there are no previous violations. The court …

RLI Launches Healthcare Liability Division

Specialty insurer RLI Corp. of Peoria, Ill., has launched a new healthcare liability unit, RLI Healthcare, and tapped Scott Ducey, former vice president of the healthcare division at Torus, to lead the new division as vice president. RLI Healthcare will …

RLI Adds New Healthcare Liability Division

Peoria, Ill.-based RLI Corp. has launched a new healthcare liability division, RLI Healthcare, and added Scott Ducey to lead the operation as vice president. RLI will provide liability insurance coverage for targeted risks that include, but are not limited to, …

Lockton Adds Smith to Healthcare Risk Practice in Atlanta

Insurance agency Lockton has expanded its healthcare risk management practice with the addition of Jeffrey Smith as senior vice president, Healthcare Leader, based in Atlanta. In his role, Smith will focus deliver Lockton’s healthcare services to existing customers including hospitals …

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 …