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First Quarter 2021

 

Nuclear Verdicts Escalate

Verdicts rise as more awards exceed $100M. For the medical professional liability (MPL) community, nuclear verdicts aren’t anything new. What is different are the heights that verdicts are reaching with record-breaking awards.

BY AMY BUTTELL


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NPDB Evolves Amid Pandemic

The National Practitioner Databank (NPDB) provides data on medical professional liability payments and adverse actions related to healthcare providers, practitioners, and suppliers. David Lowenstein, NPDB director, spoke with Inside Medical Liability about the role of the NPDB in the medical professional liability industry.

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Global Differences in Verdict Size

While nuclear verdicts can exceed $100 million in America, large verdicts in many jurisdictions overseas are restrained due to laws and judicial systems that constrain verdicts within more contained boundaries.

BY AMY BUTTELL


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Perspective

Moving Forward in the Shadow of COVID-19

Each person reacts differently to change. The past 12 months have brought about more change in our lives than we could have ever imagined. Each of us has adapted in his or her own way.

BY PRESIDENT, BRIAN ATCHINSON


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Tech Talk

Ransomware: 3 Strategies to Minimize the Threat

Another pandemic morning: you’ve got your new favorite mug—the one that says “You’re on mute”—full of coffee, you’re wearing your work-appropriate shirt and a pair of sweatpants, and you’re all set for the first video call of the day.

BY DESIREE KHOURY


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Investments and ERM

MPL Insurers: Adjusting to a New Normal

Medical professional liability (MPL) providers are under intense pressure to maintain profitability in the face of increasing competition, low interest rates, and the risk of the unknown impact of COVID-19.

BY DWS


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And, Finally

Challenges and Opportunities for Telemedicine

I recently had my first telemedicine visit and, honestly, it went rather well. The technology was simple—easy to download and intuitive to navigate. A nurse called me in advance to ask about my height, weight, temperature, symptoms, and any medication changes.

BY SUSAN BEACH


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