AN MPL ASSOCIATION PUBLICATION FOR THE MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY COMMUNITY Inside Medical Liability

First Quarter 2020

 

Medical Professional Liability Market Firms in 2020

After more than a decade of a soft market, evidence points to a medical professional liability market transitioning into a new phase. There’s little evidence to indicate a rapid movement into the type of tumultuous hard market of the early 2000s, with rates spiking and physicians driven out of practice.

BY AMY BUTTELL


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Mitigating Healthcare Workplace Violence Risks

With workplace violence on the rise, healthcare workers find themselves in the cross hairs among the most likely victims. Nearly three- quarters of all workplace violence occurs in healthcare settings while overall workplace violence has increased by 12% during the past seven years.

BY AMY BUTTELL


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Perspective

NAVIGATING THE CHANGING 2020 MPL LANDSCAPE

Members of this association have worked through past turbulent markets to emerge into sustained periods of stability and profitability.

BY PRESIDENT, BRIAN ATCHINSON


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Legislative Update

States—Where the MPL Action Is

In 2019, Legislative Update covered the gamut of medical professional liability (MPL) activity in the public policy arena. We reviewed activity in state legislatures, the focus of our ongoing Congressional lobbying efforts, and critical decisions in state supreme courts.

BY MICHAEL C. STINSON


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International Perspective

PRIVACY—AN AUSTRALIAN PERSPECTIVE

In increase in digital traffic has led to a stronger focus on legislation governing the security of personal data in Australia. Data is extremely valuable and open to misuse. When the security of personal health information is at stake, the bar is set even higher.

BY NERISSA FERRIE AND GAE NUTTALL


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