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Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict in a Case of Haldol Administration

This is a case of a 97 year old female with a host of co-morbidities and multiple hospitalizations.  Of her myriad illnesses, the patient had Parkinson’s disease and a history of strokes.  In question was the psychotropic drug Haldol, a medication which was given to the patient for agitation while she [...]

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The Benefits and Pitfalls of Telemedicine Webinar Registration

FREE Webinar: The Benefits and Pitfalls of Telemedicine WHEN: Thursday, June 21, 2018; 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT As part of PRI’s continuing efforts to go above and beyond in keeping our members well informed about the latest developments across the healthcare industry, we are proud to launch a series [...]

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Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict in a Case of Retinal Detachment

This case involved a 59 year old divorced male, father of two. The plaintiff alleged the cataract surgery performed on his right eye by our ophthalmologist, caused a detached retina. By history, the patient had been seen by his ophthalmologist and the exam revealed visually significant cataracts. A dilated funduscopic examination [...]

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Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict in a Case of a Ureterovaginal Fistula

PRI secured a defense verdict in Queens County Supreme Court on behalf of a gynecologist, a urologist, and a hospital in a case concerning a ureterovaginal fistula allegedly arising from a laparoscopic hysterectomy. The plaintiff was a 51 year old female diagnosed with adenomyosis; a condition where the lining of the [...]

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Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict in a Case of Bilateral Carotid Artery Occlusion

“Time is brain.” This was the mantra repeated by the plaintiff attorney during his opening statement in a case brought by a plaintiff alleging a delay in the diagnosis and treatment of a bilateral carotid artery occlusion. In the plaintiff attorney’s framework, the case was a simple matter. Medicine is a [...]

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PRI Offers New Discount!

  NEW DISCOUNT AVAILABLE Take Advantage and Prepay Today! PRI now offers a 2% Annual Prepay Discount to eligible Healthcare Facilities.   If you are interested in this new discount, simply email Dawn Lewis at or call 516-277-4070.   CONTACT US Dawn Thomas Lewis VP, Underwriting   Please feel free to call [...]

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Personalized Medicine – What Physicians Need to Know About a Growing Malpractice Risk

According to the FDA, personalized medicine involves, “using genetic or other biomarker information to make treatment decisions about patients.”1 Over the past fifteen years, the number of disorders, for which genetic testing is available, has increased nearly 500%.2 Data from the National Human Genome Research Institute indicates that the rate at [...]

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Welcome to the New

Physicians' Reciprocal Insurers is proud to announce the launch of the brand new! The new website was designed with the needs of our insureds and partners in mind, and the goal of making it as easy as possible for the PRI community to find the information they need and communicate [...]

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Dr. Michael Brisman on Captive Success

Dr. Michael Brisman on Captive Success Setting up a captive insurer—a licensed insurance company created by a parent group to provide coverage for itself—can provide great benefits, but it’s not for everyone. PRI is proud to have partnered with Michael Brisman, M.D., F.A.C.S., for the past four years on the captive [...]

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EMR Copy and Paste: A Blessing or a Curse?

Electronic medical records have many advantages in providing accurate, up-to-date information about patients at the point of care which enhances patient care.   However, they can also introduce risks. One major pitfall that reduces the reliability of the record occurs when information is copied and pasted from one entry to the next. [...]

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