Jul 21, 2023
The Biggest Malpractice Cases of 2023: States Are Shifting the Legal Landscape
David L. Feldman, MD, MBA, FACS, Chief Medical Officer for The Doctors Company and TDC Group, discusses why missed and misdiagnoses are a primary cause of malpractice lawsuits.
Risk Management 101 for Healthcare Professionals: Malpractice, Patient Relations, and Documentation
This is an introductory level course about basic risk management for practicing clinicians focusing on malpractice, patient communication, and documentation. Healthcare professionals new to practice and more experienced will learn the legal elements of a malpractice claim that must be proven for a plaintiff to prevail. We share communication strategies to enhance patient understanding, compliance, and satisfaction while reducing the risk of abandonment when ending patient relationships. We address the importance of documentation, share open notes strategies for success, and strategies to demonstrate quality of care and reduce risk. Documentation examples are provided, as are tips for electronic health record (EHR) and telehealth documentation.
Jun 26, 2023
Social Inflation's Surge in Medical Malpractice Insurance
Robert White, President of The Doctors Company and TDC Group, discusses the impact of social inflation on costs for medical professionals.
Jun 16, 2023
Unveiling the Hidden Impact of Social Inflation: Soaring Costs for Medical Professionals Revealed
Robert White, President of The Doctors Company and TDC Group, discusses the hidden impact of social inflation on costs for medical professionals.
You Have Been Served with a Malpractice Lawsuit or a Regulatory Action Notice - Now What?
Malpractice litigation and government regulatory and licensing oversight are inherent aspects of licensed healthcare professionals. The concern regarding malpractice litigation is well-founded, and regulatory and licensing actions can pose significant challenges. Therefore, clinicians must be prepared and knowledgeable about navigating legal notices and taking appropriate steps to ensure compliance. By participating in this program, they can effectively mitigate the impact of claims, complaints, or regulatory actions and safeguard their practice.
May 18, 2023
Social Inflation Drives Up Malpractice Payouts—and Insurance Rates
Robert White, President of The Doctors Company and TDC Group, discusses the impact of social inflation on the medical malpractice industry.
May 10, 2023
5 Ways Docs May Qualify for Discounts on Medical Malpractice Premiums
Todd Zeiter, Senior Vice President, National Underwriting, and Susan Boisvert, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager, The Doctors Company, Part of TDC Group, discuss programs and discounts offered by The Doctors Company,
May 01, 2023
New Utah Bill Sparks the Question: How Should States Fairly Handle Malpractice Suits?
David L. Feldman, MD, MBA, FACS, Chief Medical Officer, The Doctors Company and TDC Group, provides insight on when physicians should be aware of differing state malpractice regulations.
Apr 28, 2023
A Virginia Radiologist's Malpractice Case for $10 Million Was Dismissed, Here's What Can Help Prevent Malpractice Suits
David L. Feldman, MD, MBA, FACS, Chief Medical Officer, The Doctors Company and TDC Group, provides recommendations to prevent medical malpractice lawsuits.
Mar 21, 2023
The BI Interview with Dr. Richard Anderson of The Doctors Company
Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Doctors Company and TDC Group, discusses medical malpractice exposures in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and how broad changes in the healthcare sector will alter the liability landscape.
Feb 23, 2023
The Pandemic’s Impact on Malpractice Claims
Peter Kolbert, JD, Senior Vice President, Claim & Litigation Services, Healthcare Risk Advisors (HRA), part of TDC Group, discusses the impact the pandemic had on malpractice claims as we approach the third anniversary of COVID-19.
Feb 14, 2023
California Med Mal Cap Increase May Have Wider Influence
Deepika Srivastava, Executive Vice President of Medical Professional Liability and Shared Services, The Doctors Company and TDC Group, provides commentary on the increase to California's cap on medical malpractice awards that went in effect in January of this year.
Jan 23, 2023
Medical Malpractice Claims-Made Social Inflation and Loss Development Report
Using insurance company annual statement data, the “Medical Malpractice Claims-Made Social Inflation and Loss Development Report” estimates that in the decade ending in 2021, between $2.4 and $3.5 billion, or 8 to 11 percent, of all medical malpractice losses incurred by physician-focused insurers stemmed from social inflation.
Jan 06, 2023
Assisting in Your Defense: Strategies for Healthcare Practitioners
Although the majority of healthcare practitioners will face a malpractice claim, few are prepared when served with a lawsuit.
Dec 23, 2022
Key Factors in a Deposition: What Healthcare Professionals Can Expect
A deposition is a discovery tool used in civil, administrative, and criminal litigation. Our expert outlines what healthcare professionals can expect if they receive a notice of a deposition.
Dec 19, 2022
The Industry’s Strongest Malpractice Claims Defense
The Doctors Company is founded and led by physicians, which gives us a keen understanding of the impact of a malpractice claim. If a claim is ever made against you, we fight to win—both in and out of the courtroom.
Nov 17, 2022
Financial and Workplace Well-Being for Doctors: Lessons for Life After Medical School
This free, academic lecture series is designed to help doctors take control of their financial and workplace well-being, so they can focus on what they do best—providing superior patient care.
Reducing the Risk of a Malpractice Claim
This enduring program is designed to assist physicians, dentists, and advanced practice clinicians, improve patient safety by providing information on how to implement a root cause analysis (RCA2) when a near-miss, or injury has been identified. Real cases serve as examples of how sustainable change can minimize human and environmental factors while decreasing system failures and reducing the risk of a malpractice claim.
Jul 13, 2022
Malpractice May Be Negative, but Its Data Can Generate Positive Results
We can leverage malpractice data to target and drive investment in patient safety efforts. Malpractice data shows us very clearly that good communication and teamwork are vital to preventing adverse events and malpractice claims—while also dramatically improving working conditions and enhancing patient safety.
Jun 17, 2022
Practice Protection for Administrative and Regulatory Actions
Our legal and patient safety experts describe the types of complaints against healthcare professionals that trigger agency investigations and advise how to respond to notifications.
The Doctor’s Advocate
Mar 24, 2022
Malpractice Litigation Strategies in a Pandemic World: Tackling Skeptical Jurors, Trial Delays, Social Inflation
In the era of the COVID-19 pandemic, medical malpractice suit challenges have been exacerbated by delays in proceedings, resulting in many more months or years on this emotional roller coaster to resolution.
Sep 17, 2021
Physician-Owned Carriers Invest to Benefit Those Who Are Insured, not Shareholders
Physicians should understand the risks of their medical malpractice carrier’s investments and make sure they are covered by an insurer who has their interests at heart and, therefore, takes a prudent and relatively conservative approach to investing.
Video Jun 11, 2021
Why It’s Vital to Choose a Doctor-Owned Medical Malpractice Insurer
Robert E. White Jr., chief operating officer of The Doctors Company and TDC Group, discusses how a doctor-owned company offers benefits that shareholder-owned companies can’t match
Apr 19, 2021
Why It’s Vital to Choose a Doctor-Owned Medical Malpractice Insurer
Choosing a medical malpractice insurer involves more than just reviewing the cost of premiums—physicians must consider which insurer has their best interests at heart. Consolidation in the industry has led to shareholder-owned companies acquiring doctor-owned companies and vice-versa. When an acquisition brings a doctor-owned company into the hands of shareholders, physicians have a prime opportunity to ask: Is this the type of insurer I want protecting my reputation?
Apr 09, 2021
Malpractice Claims from the COVID-19 Pandemic: More Questions Than Answers
The pandemic has raised pressing questions around preventive measures, vaccines, and safe treatment, but it has also obscured one key lingering uncertainty for medical professionals: Where are all the medical malpractice claims?
Sep 22, 2020
Should Dentists in One Office Have One Malpractice Insurer?
One often-overlooked strategy for a group practice is having all dental professionals covered by the same malpractice insurer: With a group policy, a practice can keep up with changes, avoid damaging conflicts, maximize chances for desirable outcomes when claims arise—and even potentially realize a positive impact on premium.
Jul 24, 2020
Medical Liability Protections for Healthcare Professionals Benefit Us All
Physicians and other healthcare providers who have made good-faith efforts to provide the best possible care under crisis conditions should be able to continue focusing on their patients and not have to live under the shadow of potential unwarranted litigation. While many states have extended targeted medical liability protections to healthcare providers, federal protection is essential.
Jun 04, 2020
Top 7 Insurance and Legal Questions for Resuming Medical Practice During COVID-19
We’ve heard from physicians that they are concerned about the risks involved in reopening their practices, resuming elective procedures, or otherwise resuming something closer to their usual patient interactions.
Jul 18, 2019
How the Medical Malpractice System Influences Care
Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, The Doctors Company chairman and CEO, discusses how the medical malpractice system often burdens good physicians with years-long lawsuits—and shows how the cost of defensive medicine affects us all.
Mar 29, 2017
It’s Time to Reset the Medical Malpractice Insurance Conversation
After speaking with more than 800 doctors, practice managers, and group administrators nationwide, it’s clear that it’s time to reset the conversation around medical malpractice insurance. Dr. Anderson explains why he believes companies should serve the medical profession by partnering with those who provide care.