Jun 17, 2022
Landmark Legislation Preserves Medical Liability Reform in California
Elizabeth Y. Healy, Vice President, Government and Community Relations, The Doctors Company
California legislators have enacted AB 35, a bill that ensures the preservation of the state’s longstanding Medical Injury Compensation Reform
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Aug 11, 2023
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Malpractice Claims: Lessons Learned
Michelle Swift, JD, RN, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager, The Doctors Company
We analyzed closed physical medicine and rehabilitation claims to better understand what motivates allegations of injury.

The Alzheimer’s Project CME Series
Because of an inadequate number of neurologists, psychiatrists, and geriatricians serving an increasing population of seniors with cognitive decline, most dementias will be diagnosed and managed by primary care practitioners. The Alzheimer’s Project is an on-demand CME series that trains primary care physicians and other healthcare practitioners on standardized screening, evaluation, and management of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Sep 29, 2021
Getting Sued for Breast Cancer Malpractice
Richard E. Anderson, MD, FACP, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Doctors Company and TDC Group
Our closed claims data reveal that suits involving breast cancer are the most common type of cancer-related claim. This article lists the issues that most often lead to claims.

Apr 30, 2020
How COVID-19 May Change the Face of Healthcare
Bill Fleming, Chief Operating Officer, The Doctors Company
Within the healthcare industry, emergency measures taken during this pandemic are expected to create lasting change, at least in some areas. These areas include telehealth and scope-of-practice issues. In other areas, the future is murkier: It’s unclear whether we will see any post-pandemic change to the overall rate of medical malpractice claims, but it’s a question that bears close observation.

Mar 07, 2023
Primary Care Innovations Can Deepen the Specialty
Megan Mahoney, MD, MBA, Professor and Chair, UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine and Member, The Doctors Company Board of Governors
Dr. Megan Mahoney outlines ways that team-focused innovations in care models and technologies can help preserve depth in primary care, even as it faces a physician shortage.
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Apr 09, 2021
Malpractice Claims from the COVID-19 Pandemic: More Questions Than Answers
Robert E. White Jr., Chief Operating Officer, The Doctors Company
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?

Jan 06, 2023
Assisting in Your Defense: Strategies for Healthcare Practitioners
Douglas McCullough, JD, Assistant Vice President, Claims, The Doctors Company
Although the majority of healthcare practitioners will face a malpractice claim, few are prepared when served with a lawsuit.

OB Patient Safety Credit Program
We are proud to offer the OB Patient Safety Credit Program, our voluntary program that is open to all qualifying member obstetricians, family practitioners providing obstetrical care, and certified nurse midwives (CNMs) who are actively involved in deliveries.

Jun 09, 2021
Prevent, Communicate, Document: Medical Malpractice Data Help Us Manage Risk
David L. Feldman, MD, MBA, FACS, Chief Medical Officer, The Doctors Company, and for the TDC Group of Companies
Medical malpractice data provide a rich source of information, offering insights into high-risk specialties, medical conditions, and procedures that result in claims.
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