January 18th, 2019

Perspectives on the Opioid Crisis: How Physicians Can Fight Against Drug Abuse

Risk Consultant Janet McCrossen recounts her personal observations of opioid abuse and shares tips to help physicians protect their patients.

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December 18th, 2018

HIPAA Settlement Reminds Practices to Avoid Public Response to Patient Complaints

Issue reinforces the need for maintaining patient privacy even when asked for a public response.

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December 14th, 2018

Preventing Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Guidelines for avoiding patient misunderstandings and navigating romantic relationships.

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December 6th, 2018

New CME-Eligible Webinar: Promoting Safety, Professionalism, and Patient and Personal Satisfaction

A subject-matter expert from our external network discusses how to foster a culture of safety throughout medical practices.

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Emergency Medicine Claims Case Study: Missed Myocardial Infarctions

A closer look two physicians’ failure to recognize impending myocardial infarctions, and key takeaways on how to avoid this error.

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November 15th, 2018

Effective Hiring Practices to Avoid Potential Malpractice Allegations

Exploring how good staff hiring practices can reduce the likelihood of malpractice claims.

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November 8th, 2018

Claims Case Study: The Wrongful Death of an Endoscopy Patient

A look into one physician’s deviation from pre- and post-anesthesia care, and advice to help other physicians avoid similar situations.

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November 5th, 2018

DOJ Opioids Task Force Creates Risks for Prescribers

An attorney from our outside counsel network discusses the implications of the federal spotlight on opioid prescribing practices and how physicians can protect themselves.

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October 23rd, 2018

Emergency Medicine Claims Case Study: Sepsis

A comprehensive breakdown of the details surrounding two physicians’ failure to diagnose sepsis and septic shock in patients, and advice on how to avoid this type of mistake.

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October 17th, 2018

Mitigating Seasonal Event Liability With Proactive Intervention

Medical Mutual’s on-call human resources consultant explores how medical practices can mitigate the risks associated with employee misconduct at holiday celebrations.

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October 5th, 2018

New CME-Eligible Webinar: Update on Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy and Shoulder Dystocia

A consultant from our external counsel network helps physicians understand the most effective ways to predict, manage, and treat NBPP.

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September 28th, 2018

Emergency Medicine Claims Case Studies: Testicular Torsion

A look at how two physicians failed to diagnose patients with testicular torsion, and tips for how to avoid the mistake.

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September 12th, 2018

Disaster Planning Toolkit Released in Time for Hurricane Season

Newly available resource provides comprehensive information about how to handle natural disasters before, during, and after the event.

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September 10th, 2018

Back to School Series: Providing Volunteer Sports Medicine Services for Youth Teams

An overview of the steps physicians should take to reduce liability when providing volunteer sports medicine to local youth teams.

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September 5th, 2018

What Doctors Can Do to Keep Stimulants From Becoming the Next Opioid Crisis

An attorney from our outside counsel network discusses the growing threats associated with stimulant misuse and how prescribers can protect themselves against potential liability.

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