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Medical Malpractice Insurance for Emergency Medicine becoming more Affordable

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Naturally, the practice of emergency medicine comes with higher risks than most specialties since most of the patients are being treated for emergency medical needs that can be serious or life-threatening.   Due to the high-risk nature of emergency medicine, the cost of medical malpractice coverage for emergency medicine physicians can be high.   In response to rising Emergency Medicine costs, many medical malpractice insurance carriers have introduced new programs developed for the unique needs of Emergency…

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2012 Northeast Medical Malpractice Payout Analysis

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As a service to our clients and all physicians nation-wide, Diederich Healthcare has done an analysis of the medical malpractice payouts in 2011 as recorded by the National Practitioner Data Bank. Taking the data from the NPDB’s records, statistics were selected that will be both interesting and timely to doctors and all other medical professionals. The data represented in this particular infographic is for the Northeastern United States. To view the infographic depicting the entire…

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Affordable Individual Physician Assistant Medical Malpractice Insurance

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Diederich Healthcare, a division of Diederich Insurance Agency, LLC, a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance has announced that the agency has obtained access to a new Individual Medical Professional Liability Protection Plan designed specifically for Physician Assistants (PAs) nationwide.   Although physician assistants may be covered under the employer’s policy, personal risk for negligence attributed to the physician assistant in a malpractice lawsuit still exists.  Diederich Healthcare recommends that physician assistants consider obtaining their own professional…

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Exclusive Malpractice Insurance Program for Illinois Obstetricians and Gynecologists

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Diederich Healthcare is pleased to introduce the first medical malpractice insurance program exclusively developed for the unique insurance needs of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is now available in Illinois.  OB-GYN Risk Alliance, a risk purchasing group, is governed by practicing OB-GYNs across the United States who understand the unique issues and needs of OB-GYNs.  The OB-GYN Risk Alliance program’s medical malpractice insurance coverage is exclusive to OB-GYNs only and is offered in many states including…

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2012 Southeast Medical Malpractice Payout Analysis

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As a service to our clients and all physicians nation-wide, Diederich Healthcare has done an analysis of the medical malpractice payouts in 2011 as recorded by the National Practitioner Data Bank. Taking the data from the NPDB’s records, statistics were selected that will be both interesting and timely to doctors and all other medical professionals. The data represented in this particular infographic is for the Southeastern United States. To view the infographic depicting the entire…

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Innovative Option Now Available For Ob-Gyn Group Medical Malpractice Insurance

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Diederich Healthcare is proud to present an innovative and cost-effective option now available to Obstetrics/Gynecology groups for their medical professional liability insurance.  Working with a National “A-Rated Insurance Carrier—participating groups can save 25% or more on their malpractice insurance premiums. The program includes the following activities and resources: In-depth Medical Practice Site Survey by a Risk Management Consultant Hospital Ob-Focused Risk Mapping (with hospital consent) Patient Safety Information Survey Basic Ob Tool Kit (including prenatal…

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Lower Medical Malpractice Insurance Premiums in the Southeast

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Doctors have seen the premiums for their professional liability insurance policies decrease for several years in a row throughout the Southeast.  Physicians have enjoyed decreases since 2004 in many states and now often pay less that 50% for their policies than they did six or seven years ago.  Many states have enacted tort reform and have placed caps on non-economic damages involving medical malpractice lawsuits.  Physicians in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina,…

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The status of Tort Reform and Non-Economic Damage Caps in Florida

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What is the current status of tort reform in Florida regarding medical malpractice lawsuits?  The Supreme Court in Florida is about to decide on Medical Malpractice Caps in the state.  The case currently being evaluated (Evette MccAll v. United States of America S11-1145) was recently presented to the top court in Florida and oral arguments were given on both sides.  The case challenges the law that was enacted in Florida in 2003 which caps non-economic…

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Tampa Bay, Florida – Medical Malpractice Insurance Market

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Many physicians in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties have experienced lower annual premiums for their medical malpractice insurance.  Many specialties, including Family Practice, OB/GYN, General Surgery, Cardiology, Neurology, Internal Medicine, and Orthopedic Surgery have benefited from lower medical malpractice insurance premiums.   Physicians and Surgeons have been able to develop a more profitable business by lowering their cost of their Professional Liability insurance. The standard limits of liability in Florida are $250,000 / $750,000. The discounts that…

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Tort Reform, Medical Malpractice Caps and Options for Physicians in Oklahoma

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Responding to continually increasing premiums in the 1990’s and early 2000’s, many stated enacted tort reform laws imposing limits on non-economic damages believing that exorbitant jury awards were the cause of increasing insurance premiums for physicians, and the imposition of caps on awards would thwart the growing medical malpractice insurance crisis. By 2006, 32 states had enacted some form of tort reform.  Oklahoma re-initiated tort reform in 2009 after previous attempts in the early 2000’s…

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