healthcare liability News

The Hanover Expands Healthcare Capabilities

The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. has expanded its healthcare industry options with an increased appetite and capabilities for the rapidly growing areas of the healthcare industry, including allied healthcare centers and home healthcare and medical equipment. The company also will …

CNA Launches Insurance Program for Accountable Care Organizations

CNA has developed a new integrated insurance product to address the full range of exposures unique to accountable care organizations (ACO). An ACO is a group of healthcare providers who join together to share responsibility for providing coordinated care to …

West Virginia Senate Bill Limits Nursing Home Liability

A limit would be placed on the amount nursing homes would be forced to pay if sued under a bill passed by the West Virginia Senate this week. The measure explicitly includes nursing homes under the protections of a 2003 …

Rockhill Hires New Leader of Healthcare Liability Division

Rockhill Insurance Group has hired Dave Stoner as vice-president to lead its healthcare liability division. He is based in Cleveland, Ohio. Stoner has more than 20 years of industry experience and spent the last 10 years with American Safety Insurance …

Mom Sues Florida Hospital for Cutting Off Baby’s Finger

A young mother is suing a central Florida hospital after a nurse accidentally snipped off the end of her baby’s pinky finger. An attorney for Veronica Olguin said the nurse at the Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center in Polk …

‘Super Losses’ in Healthcare Sector Growing in U.S.: Hiscox

The overall cost and frequency of so called $50 million plus “super losses” in the U.S. healthcare insurance sector are on the rise. According to a report from specialist healthcare insurer Hiscox, the large losses keep on getting larger with …

Ground Shifting for Medical Liability Insurers: Moody’s

Although it comprises just over two percent of annual direct premiums for the U.S. property and casualty insurance industry, the medical professional liability (MPL) insurance business is integral to the U.S. healthcare system, which today accounts for almost one-fifth of …

Healthcare Execs Facing ‘Responsible Corporate Officer’ Strict Liability

After decades in relative obscurity, a U.S. legal doctrine that holds corporate officers liable for company wrongdoing is finding its way back into some high-profile healthcare prosecutions. The “responsible corporate officer” doctrine allows for prison terms of up to one …