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Third Quarter 2021

 

Post-COVID MPL Legal Environment Unfolds

As the country opens up in the wake of a COVID-19 pandemic that killed more than 600,000, the post-COVID legal environment continues to evolve. Not only were courts closed for months, but many jurisdictions enacted liability shield laws during a chaotic period in which the virus surged throughout the country.

By Amy Buttell


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Managing Physician Misconduct

All physicians take the Hippocratic oath prior to entering into practice, swearing to do no harm. Yet a surprising number of patients claim that they have been harmed by a healthcare provider.

By Amy Buttell


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Innovation
An MPL Recipe for Success

Innovation defined many companies that pivoted and thrived during the unprecedented COVID-19 period. Likewise, the insurance industry, particularly in P&C, has embraced innovation through Insurtech and other successful strategies.

By Chris Smith


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Empathy Training Tied to Improved Patient Satisfaction, Lower MPL Risk

Studies reveal that more than half of all practicing physicians demonstrate signs of burnout. Contemporary physicians face tremendous pressures due to a confluence of factors, including balancing heavy patient loads within constrained schedules, the increasing complexity of patient health problems, and increasingly burdensome COVID-related documentation requirements.

By Helen Riess, MD


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DSP Highlight

Diagnostic Error

21,329 closed claims and lawsuits were reported to the Data Sharing Project (DSP) between 2017 and 2019. Thirty-two percent of these claims cited diagnostic error as the primary allegation.


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And, Finally

Delta Variant Highlights Need for Adaptability

There seemed to be light at the end of the tunnel. We were thinking about those postponed family gatherings. We were heading back to restaurants and maybe even the gym. We were getting our pandemic puppies ready for our return to the office.

By Susan Beach


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