malpractice News

Wisc. High Court Finds ‘Borrowing Statute’ Doesn’t Bar Malpractice Claim

Wisconsin’s “borrowing statute,” which in malpractice cases instructs the courts to use the statute of limitations in the state where the injury occurred, does not apply to a negligence claim if the location of the injury cannot be known, the …

Supreme Court Malpractice Ruling Concerns Doctors, Lawyers

MINNEAPOLIS — A recent ruling from the Minnesota Supreme Court saying doctors can be sued for malpractice even if they’re not directly treating a patient is causing angst in the state’s medical and legal communities. The high court said in …

Doctors Repeatedly Accused of Malpractice Often Quit or Start Practicing Alone

The more malpractice claims a physician accrues, the greater the likelihood that doctor will switch to a smaller practice or stop practicing medicine altogether, a new study suggests. Data on nearly a half million practitioners didn’t yield evidence that doctors …

Lawmakers Propose Financial Responsibility Standards for Cosmetic Surgery

MIAMI — Prompted by the deaths of several out-of-state women, Florida lawmakers are advancing a bill to crack down on the state’s cosmetic surgery industry. South Florida has become a hub for trendy-yet-dangerous cosmetic surgeries. Costs for such procedures have …

Michigan Court: Agents May Not Be ‘Professionals’ Under Malpractice Definition

Is an insurance agent a “professional” when it comes to whether or not he or she may be charged with malpractice? Not necessarily, a Michigan state appeals court has said. The Michigan Court of Appeals made that determination in a …

$44M Paid in Nurse Practitioner Liability Claims Over Past 5 Years: Report

Nurse Services Organization, a division of Aon Affinity, and their insurance carrier CNA, have released a report containing an analysis of nurse practitioner malpractice claims and license protection defense claims over a five-year period. “The report helps nurse practitioners identify …

Ernst & Young Sued for $900M Over Madoff Audits

Ernst & Young LLP has been sued for $900 million by the liquidators of a fund that once funneled money to the now-imprisoned swindler Bernard Madoff. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of M-Invest Ltd, accused Ernst & Young of negligence, …

Nursing Home Case Spotlights West Virginia’s Malpractice Damages Cap

Lawyers for a West Virginia nursing home are preparing to take a case to the state’s Supreme Court on the grounds that a $91.5 million jury award should be reduced under the state’s medical malpractice law. In August, after a …

Berkshire Unit to Acquire Another Malpractice Firm

Berkshire Hathaway’s malpractice insurance unit is acquiring the Princeton Insurance Company to expand its business. Medical Protective Company, which is owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire, announced the deal Wednesday. Medical Protective is buying Princeton from Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company. …

License to Quill: UK Party Wants Tough Media Rules

Britain’s opposition Labour Party is proposing that reporters found guilty of phone hacking or other malpractice should be banned from working in the media. A scandal over the illegal accessing of cell phone voicemail messages has already forced the closure …