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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 >>

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 >>

All doctors should carry malpractice insurance. You never know when an unfortunate accident might merit a claim. But malpractice insurance costs money, and you'll pay based on various risk factors. How do these risks, statistics and demographics impact your insurance costs? Is there any way to manage rates? READ MORE >>

Most medical practices, in particular large ones, have to keep track of a lot of information. Within each patient is a comprehensive medical history, also known as their record. It gives medical providers—quite literally—up-to-the-minute information on a patient’s condition. READ MORE >>

Patients hold their doctors to extremely high standards. They expect their care providers to see to their needs. More importantly, they expect them to not make mistakes. Should a doctor make mistakes, he or she could face a malpractice claim. Malpractice claims usually arise from alleged negligence on the part of the physician. READ MORE >>

Physicians practice in multiple environments, and no two settings are the same. Therefore, you need to insure yourself for the best protection in every situation. Working in a hospital or other large facility might mean that you have some degree of coverage. READ MORE >>

Medical malpractice liabilities are significant. Therefore, physicians need to protect themselves with the right insurance. Most physicians have to carry some degree of malpractice liability insurance. However, you have to put proper thought into getting a unique policy. No two physicians face the same risk. READ MORE >>

As a physician, you might be called on to offer services in some unique situations. Particularly if you have a small practice, you likely establish a mutual trust between you and your patients. Therefore, your patients may at times ask you to make a house call. In this day and age, house calls are rare, but they are not unheard of. READ MORE >>

Protecting your business requires a strategy that anticipates potential risks from every angle. As a medical practice owner, you know protecting business insurance is necessary. The proper business insurance helps protect your finances as well as the safety of your patients. READ MORE >>

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