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Credentialing

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

In 1965 the Illinois Supreme Court established the doctrine of hospital corporate liability in the case of Darling v. Charleston Community Hospital. The Court held that the hospital itself was liable for failing to adequately supervise the...

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Requests for Medical Records

By Timothy R. Bone, President, MedMal Direct Insurance Company // May 20, 2012

More and more frequently when lawyers are requesting medical records in instances involving potential litigation, the involved physician often learns of the request only after the plaintiff’s lawsuit has been filed. This is not only true for...

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Anesthesiology Reports

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

In the insurance industry, the class of risk known as “Anesthesia – Pain Management” has decreased its risk exposure significantly over the last 10 years, resulting in a major reduction in medical malpractice premiums, well beyond the...

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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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