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Negligence and Medical Malpractice

In the medical malpractice arena, physicians and providers often are sued for negligence. Upon investigation, it turns out that the subsequent treater's treatment was negligent or compounded the problem. Yet, that treater is not sued. Are you responsible for the damages done by the subsequent malpractice? The short answer is yes! [...]

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Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers Hosts World-Renowned Expert in Physician Burnout

ROSLYN, N.Y. – September 14, 2018 – Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers (“PRI”), the second largest admitted medical malpractice insurer in New York State, announced it is hosting an education and discussion event, “Physician Burnout: Resolving a Health Care Crisis Affecting Patients, Physicians and Their Families,” to be held tonight, Friday Sept. 14, [...]

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Opioid Prescribing – Addressing Patients’ Needs While Avoiding Pitfalls

WHEN: Thursday, September 20th, 2018; 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT COST: Free Register Now! Join John E. Morrone, Esq., partner at the national boutique healthcare law firm Frier Levitt, as he addresses opioid prescribing and avoiding pitfalls, including: CDC Guidelines State law limitation on prescribing DEA enforcement and compliance Compliance planning to [...]

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Inaccurate Reports / Biopsies / Results – Medical Malpractice Legal Brief – 8/27/2018

Please beware of new EMR software. Two different cases have had scenarios of various tests results being so off that the physician got in trouble for the obviously incorrect results. The numbers that the results are based on have to correlate to the same patient. This is not always occurring. It [...]

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Physician Burnout Event Invite

This event has been sold out. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email Nicole Fingerhut at n.fingerhut@medmal.com Please note, a recording of this event will be made available on the pri.com website. PRI warmly invites physicians and their guests to attend PRI's Evening of Education & Discussion [...]

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Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict in a Case of Postoperative Foot Drop

PRI secured a defense verdict in Queens County Supreme Court in a case involving an allegation of an operative iatrogenic injury to the right peroneal nerve during a right total knee replacement causing foot drop. The plaintiff was a 55-year-old female with a history of severe arthritis of the right knee [...]

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Debt Collections – Medical Malpractice Legal Brief – 8/14/2018

Debt collection has become an important fact of life for today’s health care provider. You must be careful that you are following the law when attempting to collect debts owed to you and your practice. If you use a debt collection service, you must be careful they are following the law! [...]

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Chaperones – Medical Malpractice Legal Brief – 8/9/2018

I know we have been down this path before. However, recent news dictates a revisit. The easiest way for the practitioner to avoid charges of licentious conduct with a patient, is simply to use a chaperone. Note the use of the chaperone in hour chart along with the chaperone’s name. Easy [...]

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On Call Documentation – Medical Malpractice Legal Brief – 8/9/2018

Many of you are on call every few days. You will sometimes get a phone call in the middle of the night from the hospitalist covering your patient. Whatever your response, you must put it in the patient’s chart at your earliest possible convenience. For those of you who have the [...]

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Defense Verdict in a Case of a Hamstring Tear with Avulsion

PRI obtained a defense verdict on behalf of an orthopedic surgeon, in a case of a right hamstring avulsion with alleged disability and development of complex regional pain syndrome. The plaintiff was a 53-year-old female with type 2 diabetes and hypothyroidism who slipped and fell while walking. She was unable to [...]

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