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ISMIE Mutual OK’d Offer Medical Professional Liability Coverage in Texas

Medical professional liability insurer, ISMIE Mutual Insurance Co., has been approved as an admitted carrier in Texas. The company said Texas regulators have approved its rate and forms filing, so ISMIE is now able to offer Texas physicians, health professionals …

Ohio Doctor Now Faces Murder Charges in Painkiller Overdose Deaths

A critical care doctor who is already accused of ordering painkiller overdoses for dozens of Ohio hospital patients has been charged with murder in 25 patient deaths, authorities said on June 5. A grand jury indicted now-fired Dr. William Husel …

Ohio Hospital: Doc Gave Excessive Pain Meds to Near-Death Patients, Suit Filed

An intensive care doctor ordered “significantly excessive and potentially fatal” doses of pain medicine for at least 27 near-death patients in the past few years after families asked that lifesaving measures be stopped, an Ohio hospital system announced after being …

ISMIE Mutual Insurance Partners with Osteopathic Associations on MPL Program

Chicago-based ISMIE Mutual Insurance Co., has partnered with the Indiana Osteopathic Association (IOA) and the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association (POMA) on a medical professional liability insurance program. Through the program, IOA and POMA members will receive access to ISMIE’s risk …

Explaining Medical Errors Cut Liability Claims 66%: Georgia State Research

Hospital staff and physicians who are willing to explain, apologize for and resolve adverse medical events significantly reduce legal defense and liability costs, according to a study led by Dr. Florence R. LeCraw, an Atlanta anesthesiologist and adjunct professor at …

Ascent Launches Allied Health Professional Liability Product

Ascent Underwriting, a niche-product managing general agent, has launched a professional liability product for allied health practitioners and facilities in the U.S. Ascent’s new Allied Health product includes a combination of cyber cover, regulatory billings coverage and medical liability insurance …

Proposed Law Would Ban Forced Nurse Overtime in Ohio

A proposed Ohio law would ban hospitals from forcing nurses to work overtime. The Dayton Daily News reports a nursing shortage has stretched staffing in many hospitals. State Rep. Robert Sprague, a Republican from Findlay, introduced the overtime bill last …

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 …