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Riordan-Eva Receives Award
of Excellence in Honor of Peter Sweetland

Dr. Paul Riordan-Eva will receive the 2023 MPL Association Award of Excellence in Honor of Peter Sweetland at our Annual Conference in New Orleans.


New Webinar! MPL Insurance Sector Report

Hear insights and observations from experts on the medical professional liability industry’s 2022 financial performance and what to watch for in the sector in 2023. CE credits are available.

MPL Association Government Relations Survey Guides Advocacy Plans

The MPL Association recently conducted its biannual government relations survey to assess what members want as the Association develops advocacy plans. Learn more!

Inside Medical Liability

Cancer Claims (2016-2020)

The American Cancer Society (ACS) projects 1.9 million new cancer cases and 609,820 cancer deaths to occur in the United States in 2023. Incidence trends are less favorable for women than men, with breast cancer and endometrial cancer on the rise for women, and prostate cancer for men.

The MPL Association Data Sharing Project identified approximately 2,700 claims with cancer patient outcomes closed between 2016 and 2020, with breast cancer topping the list by claim count and total indemnity paid.

Radiologists were named in 25% of closed claims, followed by internists (15%) and family medicine physicians (10%). More than 85% cited diagnostic errors, and 8% cited procedure performance errors.