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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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Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers Renews Exclusive Agreement with MagnaCare

ROSLYN, N.Y. – August 7, 2018 – Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers (“PRI”), the second largest admitted medical malpractice insurer in New York State, today announced the renewal of a cooperative agreement, first established in 1998, with MagnaCare, a leading full-service health plan administrator based in New York. Under the agreement, full-time physicians [...]

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Medical Malpractice Legal Brief – 7/31/2018 – Frier Levitt

It is that time of year again that many employment contracts are being offered to departing residents and fellows. Most of these new physicians do not know the difference between a claims made and an occurrence malpractice insurance policy. They do not know the difference between a state licensed insurance company [...]

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Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict in a Case of a Developmentally Delayed Child Following Delivery

PRI secured a defense verdict in Bronx County Supreme Court on behalf of 2 obstetricians in a case involving the delivery of an infant at 33 weeks gestation with subsequent developmental delays. The 33 year old mother of the child had immigrated to the US when she was 4½ months pregnant. [...]

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CAIPA Renews Agreement with Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers

Special Rates Available to Thousands of New York Medical Professionals ROSLYN, N.Y. – July 24, 2018 – Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers (“PRI”), the second largest admitted medical malpractice insurer in New York State, today announced the renewal of a long-standing cooperative agreement with the Coalition of Asian-American IPA (CAIPA). Under the agreement, [...]

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PRI softball team building teamwork and having fun at Moreley Park!

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New Client Testimonial From Dr. Konstantin Nikiforov

Dr. Konstantin Nikiforov. It is a nightmare for every physician to became a target of a litigation because our primary intent is to help. I was unfortunate enough to be involved in a group case along with my hospital of that time and some other provider about 4 years ago. It [...]

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Medical Malpractice Legal Brief – 7/13/2018 – Frier Levitt

Ever been put in the middle of a problem concerning the imminent safety of a person, not your patient? If this concern involves a real threat to this person’s safety, it is not a HIPAA violation to reveal only the protected health information, limited in such a way, that may protect [...]

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Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict in a Case of Traumatic Brain Injury

On August 29th, while an inpatient in a psychiatric hospital, the 46 year old plaintiff was physically assaulted by his roommate, resulting in injuries to his head including facial bruising and lacerations.  He was transferred to the local community hospital for evaluation and treatment.  CT scans of the head, spine, chest, [...]

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