Category: General

The Current Malpractice Insurance Market: Coverage Red Flags for Docs

By Jeffrey D. Brunken There is both promise and peril in today’s insurance marketplace. Promise, because intensified competition drives lower cost, innovation, and new product development. But it’s also perilous as intense competition can lead to substandard products, reduced service, and even careless underwriting. These can quickly lead to insurer financial trouble and ultimately, risk […]

Medical Malpractice – Don’t Give in to the Gadget: Distracted doctoring is the new legal minefield

William Landess IMPULSE CONTROL Electronic devices in the OR aren’t the problem. The problem is our inability to control how we use them. The term “distracted doctoring” is being heard more and more frequently, but the phenomenon isn’t limited to physicians. Anyone and everyone — nurses, PAs, NPs, CRNAs, OR staff, even administrators — can […]

Medical malpractice: Why is it so hard for doctors to apologize?

Fixing a system built on blame and revenge will require bold ways of analyzing mistakes and a radical embrace of openness. By Dr. Darshak Sanghavi DANIELLE BELLEROSE WENT THROUGH HELL for two years trying to conceive, undergoing nine rounds of fertility treatments before she finally got pregnant with twins in late 2003. Shortly thereafter, the […]

Firing a Medical Practice Employee and Avoiding a Lawsuit

By Ike Devji, JD Imagine that after two decades in business with 100 plus employees and not a single EEOC or employment complaint your business is facing a class action lawsuit by disgruntled former employees discharged for cause. Imagine that these employees call every other employee they can reach and try to get them to […]

United States: Data Security Breach Notification Requirements In The United States: What You Need to Know

Article by Article by Peter J. Guffin I. Introduction Data security breach notification has become a significant compliance risk for most businesses today. A data security breach can disrupt business operations, damage brand reputation and customer relationships, and attract government investigations and class action lawsuits. The Ponemon Institute, which conducts annual benchmark studies concerning the […]