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As a doctor or health care provider, you likely know the importance of keeping patients safe. Indeed, one of the primary principles of the Hippocratic Oath is to do no harm. However, the truth is that accidents happen in medical offices. Sometimes, you don’t intend for someone to get hurt, but unfortunate events might lead to an injury. READ MORE >>

Hospitals are more than just places where people go for surgery. They provide both major and everyday health care services for people from both near and far. Patients expect exemplary services. Moreover, they want doctors to make them feel better, not cause them more harm. READ MORE >>

Medical records are extremely sensitive items. Patient privacy is also one of the most-important pillars of medical ethics. If you commit a breach of privacy through your actions at your practice, then you might face troubles. Annually, affected patients sue practices for countless thousands of dollars. READ MORE >>

Hospitals have a lot of staff, from nurses, to physician assistants and surgeons. Each serves vital roles, and each interacts with patients in different ways. However, they also all pose risks to patients. As their employer, it is up to the facility to see that they can protect themselves and others. READ MORE >>

You strive to conduct medical business in legal, ethical and responsible ways. That means maintaining a professional environment for both yourself and your employees. If you fail in your duties as an employer, then employees will likely have recourse. What are some of these infractions? READ MORE >>

Numerous medical practices now take their services on the road. They often use mobile medical units to take office services into communities in need. If you plan to do so with your practice, you must put some thought into moving. After all, you'll want to protect what you take with you. READ MORE >>

Running a medical practice means carrying insurance to cover commercial risks. Among the most common coverage for doctors to carry is malpractice insurance. Still, don't get confused, and think that this is the only coverage you need. The liabilities in medical practices are many. READ MORE >>

The American nursing care industry employees nearly 3 million individuals. Of those, a significant number work for private practices. In these offices, some nurses will have a lighter workload. Others will handle more than they would in a busy trauma center. READ MORE >>

Medical facilities often employ hundreds of individuals. All perform different tasks. Many, if not most of them, have direct interaction with patients. When they do, therefore, they have a chance of accidentally harming others. If they do, a malpractice lawsuit might result. READ MORE >>

Every physician needs medical malpractice insurance. It exists to help doctors (and other medical providers) insure themselves against professional liabilities. What are some of these? What can you do to avoid these claims? Let's take a look at the coverage offered by malpractice insurance a little more closely. READ MORE >>

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