Claims Journal » News http://www.claimsjournal.com Insurance news and resources for the claims industry Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:55:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Incorrect Diagnosis Main Cause of Catastrophic Med Mal Payouts http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/national/2014/08/27/253987.htm Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:55:11 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=253987 Huge malpractice awards can be prevented by targeted interventions by healthcare provider organizations to reduce patient safety risks, such as reducing diagnosis errors, according to a study published in the Journal for Healthcare Quality, a peer-reviewed publication of the National …

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Capital Insurance Group Names Chatterton President and CEO http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/west/2014/08/27/253983.htm Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:49:11 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=253983 Capital Insurance Group (CIG),a regional property/casualty insurer serving the Western U.S., named L. Arnold Chatterton president and chief executive officer. The board of directors decision and appointment follows Peter Cazzolla’s announcement that he would be retiring his leadership role after …

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BSA Hires Gordon as Senior Claims Rep on Occupational Accident Team http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southeast/2014/08/27/253981.htm Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:44:03 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=253981 Brentwood Services Administrators Inc. (BSA)., headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., recently hired Sandra Gordon for its Occupational Accident Department team as a senior claim representative, according to Jeff Pettus, president and chief executive officer. In her new position, Gordon is responsible …

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Texas Bugatti Owner Pleads Guilty in Insurance Fraud Scheme http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/08/27/253979.htm Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:38:52 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=253979 A Lufkin, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, according to an announcement by U.S. Attorney John M. Bales. According to information presented in court, in October 2009, Andy Lee House purchased a …

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FEMA Repays West Virginia Entities for Chemical Spill Costs http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southeast/2014/08/27/253977.htm Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:32:41 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=253977 The Federal Emergency Management Agency has reimbursed $1.4 million to local and state governments, hospitals and some non-profit groups for costs related to January’s chemical spill in Charleston, West Virginia. The Charleston Daily Mail reports FEMA assistance has been awarded …

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Public Forum Planned to Discuss Champlain Valley Oil Train Safety http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/east/2014/08/27/253975.htm Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:29:45 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=253975 A public forum is planned to discuss oil train safety in the eastern Adirondacks and Champlain Valley, N.Y. The forum Thursday evening in Plattsburgh will include emergency services directors, federal spill-response officials, environmental groups, lake ecologists and advocates for healthy …

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Mortar Round Caused Deadly Illinois Plant Blast http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/midwest/2014/08/27/253958.htm Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:22:04 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=253958 A mortar round exploded Monday at a suburban St. Louis metal recycling plant that does business with the military, killing two people. The explosion at Totall Metal Recycling in Granite City occurred about 6:25 a.m., police said. Totall Metal Recycling, …

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Falling Tree Damages Florida Roof Second Time in a Month http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southeast/2014/08/27/253956.htm Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:17:14 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=253956 Lightning may not strike twice, but falling trees did in one central Florida neighborhood. A large hickory tree fell onto the room of Lin Chipman’s house in Auburndale during a thunderstorm on Saturday evening. Chipman says no one was injured, …

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Father on Trial for Killing Drunken Driver Who Caused Sons’ Deaths http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/08/27/253954.htm Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:14:47 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=253954 The attorney for a Texas father accused of fatally shooting a drunken driver who caused an accident that killed his two sons argued with investigators Monday that none of the evidence they have presented at trial directly links his client …

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Tougher Rules on Wells Proposed in Texas After Quakes http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/08/27/253952.htm Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:09:10 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=253952 As scientists investigate whether injection wells where the booming oil and gas industry disposes of wastewater cause earthquakes, the Texas agency that oversees oil and gas is proposing a regulatory overhaul. The Texas Railroad Commission is proposing new rules that …

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Louisiana Parish Approves Police Body Cameras http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/08/27/253950.htm Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:02:34 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=253950 Terrebonne Parish Council has approved buying body cameras for all Houma police officers. Chief Todd Duplantis called it a win-win situation. As part of the purchase of 84 body cameras, the council approved on Monday a five-year, $125,470 technology contract …

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New York City Museum Intern Dies After Falling Off Roof http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/east/2014/08/27/253948.htm Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:58:15 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=253948 Police say a woman has died after falling off a Manhattan roof during a party. The New York Times says that 23-year-old Cindy Yeh of Brooklyn was an intern at the Museum of Modern Art. Police say she slipped while …

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Georgia Mistaken Identity Suit Continues Despite Plaintiff’s Death http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southeast/2014/08/27/253946.htm Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:53:24 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=253946 Lawyers for a man who was mistakenly identified as his twin brother in a news release after he was arrested in Hall County, Ga., say his civil suit will move forward despite their client’s death. The Times of Gainesville reported …

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New York City Fire Department Gets Ship Firefighting Simulator http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/east/2014/08/27/253944.htm Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:50:20 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=253944 New York City now has a simulator that reproduces the unique conditions that can arise while fighting fires aboard ships. Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro is presiding over a christening ceremony Tuesday at the department’s training academy on Randall’s Island. …

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Airline Could Be Liable in Crash if Caused by Attack http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/international/2014/08/27/253942.htm Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:46:54 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=253942 Families of passengers who were on the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine are starting to sort through the long process of gaining compensation for their loss. Officials in the Netherlands, where the majority of Flight 17 victims lived, …

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