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Unprotected Statements: or “This Ghost Will Come Back to Haunt You”

By Timothy R. Bone, President, MedMal Direct Insurance Company // February 24, 2012

Perhaps this scenario has happened to you: Dr. X is distressed over the death of one of his patients and, when contacted by an attorney on behalf of the patient’s family, the doctor readily agrees to the attorney’s request to meet and fully...

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Outside Laboratory Reports

By Timothy R. Bone, President, MedMal Direct Insurance Company // January 17, 2012

The word “risk” derives from the early Italian risicare, which means “to dare.” In this sense, risk is a choice rather than a fate. This is clearly demonstrated in the dozens of cases I have managed over the last 38 years concerning...

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A Case of Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen

By Timothy R. Bone, President, MedMal Direct Insurance Company // December 14, 2011

The subject of conflicting orders in a medical chart is a modern one. Up to the 1950’s, the medical chart in the primary care setting was used as a reminder system for one physician to provide continuing care to a patient or to a patient’s...

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