malpractice insurance


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Noun1.malpractice insurance - insurance purchased by physicians and hospitals to cover the cost of being sued for malpracticemalpractice insurance - insurance purchased by physicians and hospitals to cover the cost of being sued for malpractice; "obstetricians have to pay high rates for malpractice insurance"
insurance - promise of reimbursement in the case of loss; paid to people or companies so concerned about hazards that they have made prepayments to an insurance company
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The statutory cap on wrongful death noneconomic damages does not bear a rational relationship to the stated purpose that the cap is purported to address, the alleged medical malpractice insurance crisis in Florida.
Malpractice insurance comes in a variety of forms and the costs vary according to state and practice field.
THE ASSOCIATION of Optometrists continues to fight on behalf of its members in the dispute between Boots and its franchisees over the company's medical malpractice insurance demands (see previous OT stories).
Cinoman was required in February 1999, as a condition of his privileges, to maintain medical malpractice insurance separate from that afforded him by any insurance provided by Defendants?
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Michael Frank fields his share of calls from partner groups asking for insight on how to keep a lid on malpractice insurance costs.
1) The skyrocketing costs of malpractice insurance are causing a major, life-threatening crisis.
In discussing the various plans before the Oregon Legislature to address the health care crisis, the question of how to deal with the parallel emergency in malpractice insurance repeatedly comes to the fore.
As a result, prices for malpractice insurance are dropping, but they are unlikely to soften indefinitely in a strongly competitive cycle; instead, insurers are lowering prices only to the point where they continue to be profitable.
Professional Liability, or E&O, is similar to malpractice insurance, protecting professionals from liability when an action--or failure to take action--results in injury or financial damage to a client.
Physicians put the cost of malpractice insurance and malpractice suits at the top of their concerns about health care and medicine in the United States--above health care costs and insurance companies.
Raising malpractice insurance premiums is one (although not the only,) way that is accomplished.