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Attorneys, Not Adjusters, Handle Claims at Texas Medical Malpractice Insurer, Capson

Austin, Texas-based Capson Physicians Insurance Co. announced it is providing in-house attorneys, rather than adjusters, to help facilitate claims for insureds. According to Capson Physicians Insurance President and Founder Maury Magids, when a medical malpractice claim is made against a …

Randall & Quilter Sells R&Q Managing Agency to U.S. MedMal Insurer Coverys

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. announced it has completed the sale of its Lloyd’s managing agency, R&Q Managing Agency Ltd. (RQMA), to Coverys, a provider of medical professional liability insurance based in Boston, Mass. The agreement between R&Q and …

Victims of Michigan Cancer Doctor Could Receive $4.1M

An expert is recommending approval of $4.1 million in claims, including $2 million in funeral costs, filed by victims of a Detroit-area doctor who committed fraud by putting hundreds of patients through needless cancer treatments. Randi Roth gave an update …

Oklahoma’s Medical Malpractice ‘Affidavit of Merit’ Law Ruled Unconstitutional

In an unpublished opinion decided Oct. 24, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that a state law aimed at curtailing the filing of medical malpractice lawsuits is unconstitutional. The Court came to that conclusion in reviewing John v. Saint Francis Hospital, …

Ohio Supreme Court: Apology Expressing Fault Can’t Be Used in Lawsuits

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that an apology by a medical provider that includes an admission of liability can’t be used in a later lawsuit against the provider. At issue in the court’s Tuesday decision was the state’s “apology …

Ratings of Kansas Medical Mutual Insurance Downgraded by A.M. Best

A.M. Best has downgraded the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) to A- (Excellent) from A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) to “a-” from “a” of Kansas Medical Mutual Insurance Co. (KaMMCO) in Topeka, Kan. The outlook of …

Wisconsin Court: $750K Cap on Medical Malpractice Damages Unconstitutional

Wisconsin’s cap on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases is unconstitutional because it puts severely injured patients at a disadvantage, a state appeals court has ruled. The 1st District Court of Appeals’ decision clears the way for unlimited compensation for …

Randall & Quilter to Sell Lloyd’s Agency to Medical Liability Insurer Coverys

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. announced it has reached agreement to sell the entire share capital of its Lloyd’s managing agency, R&Q Managing Agency Ltd. (RQMA), to Coverys, a provider of medical professional liability insurance based in Boston, Mass. …

Indiana Couple Awarded $744K for Son’s Unnecessary Shoulder Surgery

A northern Indiana jury has awarded $744,000 to a couple who claimed a now-deceased doctor performed unnecessary surgery on their teenage son. Dean and Tracy Dixon’s medical malpractice suit alleged that Dr. Willard G. Yergler performed unneeded shoulder surgery in …

Iowa House OKs $250K Limit in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

The Iowa House has approved legislation that would cap financial awards in medical malpractice lawsuits except in severe cases. The House approved the bill 65-32 to limit pain and suffering payouts at $250,000 in most cases of medical malpractice and …