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Looking for hot spots in the liability danger zone

By Sabriya Rice  |  January 16, 2016

For years, physician practices looking to lower their malpractice claims failed to tackle internal quality problems until they were hit with a huge settlement. That invariably meant they focused only on those particular situations. But now they're taking a much wider view.

Blog: OB-GYNs and surgeons most likely to be sued, survey finds

By Sabriya Rice  |  December 09, 2015

A survey of more than 4,000 U.S. primary-care physicians found that 59% had been named in at least one malpractice lawsuit in their career. Obstetricians, gynecologists and surgeons were the specialists most likely to be sued, according to a Medscape report.

Editorial: Diagnosing Wisely

Editorial: Diagnosing Wisely

By Merrill Goozner  |  September 26, 2015

Despite its title, “Improving Diagnosis in Health Care,” you have to dig deep into the Institute of Medicine's first-ever report on the problem of misdiagnosed patients to find proposals that will have an immediate impact on the problem.

Medical liability insurers see reduced premium revenue

By Michael Sandler  |  September 19, 2015

Medical liability insurers continued to face a sluggish market, with direct premium collections down for the second straight year in 2014, according to a Modern Healthcare review of data supplied by A.M. Best Co.

Detroit-area cancer doctor gets 45 years in prison for fraud

Detroit-area cancer doctor gets 45 years in prison for fraud

By Associated Press  |  July 10, 2015

Calling the scheme "horrific," a judge sentenced a Detroit-area cancer doctor to 45 years in prison Friday for collecting millions from insurance companies while poisoning more than 500 patients through needless treatments that wrecked their health.

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