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Why Do Nurses Get Sued?

Posted on: February 22, 2019 by Chris Murray

Nurses are an important–even essential–part of the healthcare landscape. These skilled professionals are responsible for numerous aspects of the healthcare delivery model, providing care and comfort for patients both in and out of medical facilities like nursing homes. In today’s litigious society, however, nurses are at risk of lawsuits. There are many types of liability […] Read More

Posted in: blog Malpractice Insurance Medical Malpractice

Indiana Passes Cap Change on Medical Malpractice Claims

Posted on: March 9, 2016 by Caitlin Morgan

Since 1999, Indiana has capped medical malpractice awards at $1.25 million. Under law SB 28, no health care provider is liable for more than $250,000 for a single malpractice incident. The total amount recoverable by the claimant is up to $1.25 million with the first $250,000 coming from the physician and the remaining $1 million […] Read More

Posted in: blog Malpractice Insurance Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice: HHS Proposing Revisions to Digital Record Requirements

Posted on: June 11, 2015 by Caitlin Morgan

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has recently proposed a series of revisions to its rules requiring doctors, hospitals and tech companies to use electronic health records (EHRs). The proposed revisions would provide more time to meet the requirements and would address a number of complaints from health care professionals. Digital records are […] Read More

Posted in: blog Healthcare Medical Malpractice

The Need for Tail Coverage with Indiana Claims-Made Medical Malpractice Insurance

Posted on: May 29, 2015 by Caitlin Morgan

Medical Malpractice insurance is designed to respond to liability claims against doctors and other medical professionals arising out of their treatment of patients. Coverage typically includes negligence claims as well as other claims alleging that a medical professional’s conduct breached his or her duty of care. Attorney fees and other legal costs are also typically covered. […] Read More

Posted in: blog Medical Malpractice

Digitized Medical Records Increase Cyber Risk for Nursing Homes, Medical Facilities

Posted on: March 19, 2014 by Caitlin Morgan

Document Sharing, Digitized Medical Records Increase Cyber Risk for Nursing Homes, Medical Facilities In January, we wrote about the increased cybersecurity risks that nursing homes and other healthcare facilities face today. We cited a report by Experian indicating that the healthcare industry will be the most susceptible to publicly disclosed and widely scrutinized data breaches […] Read More

Posted in: Medical Malpractice Nursing Home Privacy Exposure

The Affordable Care Act and Increased Medical Malpractice Exposures

Posted on: January 17, 2014 by Caitlin Morgan

The Affordable Care Act and Increased Medical Malpractice Exposures While there are still issues to be worked out with the Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare), to date there are two million individuals who have signed up for coverage and it is hoped that millions more will be enrolling. The ACA is intended to provide all […] Read More

Posted in: Medical Malpractice