Category Archive for "Medical malpractice"

Damage Caps Approved in Tort Reform Legislation

July 17, 2017
OROS Risk Solutions, LLC

House Resolution 1215 First Step to Major Healthcare Reforms In a vote of 218 to 210, the U.S. House of Representatives ruled in favor of House Resolution 1215, the Protecting Access to Care Act. This new legislation will, among other…

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Proposed Bill May Create New Standard in Liability

June 5, 2017
OROS Risk Solutions, LLC

Health Care Reform and Malpractice Insurance for Florida Growing expenses of Florida medical malpractice and the costs of doctors providing unnecessary treatment in order to avoid liability has long been the main subject of healthcare and tort reform. Patients are…

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Why Going Without Insurance Is Never Worth The Risk

May 19, 2017
OROS Risk Solutions, LLC

Malpractice Insurance in Florida is Important but Not Always Mandated A sharply declining but still ever present trend among local physicians is the controversial option to forego medical malpractice insurance in Florida and assume the personal responsibility of potential legal…

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Where is Your Loyalty?

April 29, 2016
OROS Risk Solutions, LLC

We often hear from potential new clients that they are loyal to their current insurance agent or medical malpractice insurance company. So loyal, that they would never consider making a change. Loyalty is a great quality and we love the idea of…

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Medical Malpractice Insurance: Should you use an agent or purchase direct?

Medical malpractice insurance costs the same whether you purchase directly from the insurance company or use an agent. Commissions are built into insurance premiums. Whoever you purchase your medical malpractice insurance policy from will keep the commissions for their work….

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Medical Malpractice Insurance for Podiatrists: Do you understand the nuts and bolts of your policy?

From working with Podiatrists across Florida and the rest of the country we find many of them have a lot in common when it comes to their medical malpractice insurance. Many consider it just an expensive bill they pay every…

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“How much do IT breaches cost the healthcare industry annually?”

In 2013, the healthcare industry was responsible for almost half of all major data breaches.  Not counting the recent breach of 4.5 million medical records from Community Health Systems, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has tracked 944…

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Six ways physicians can prevent patient injury and avoid lawsuits

Medical malpractice suits happen every day and it takes a toll on the physician, especially when the physician tried their best to help a patient. Risks surrounds physicians every day from alleged diagnostic errors to inadequate follow-up. By recognizing what…

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Do Medical Malpractice Costs Affect the Delivery of Health Care?

Rapidly rising medical malpractice premiums have become an issue of increasing concern for physicians. Between 2000 and 2002, premiums rose by an average of 15%. The rise in premiums fluctuates based on specialty and geographic areas. Premiums for general surgeons…

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Health care data breaches have hit 30M patients and counting

The recent theft of 4.5 million medical records by Chinese hackers highlights one undeniable truth about health care data: it’s valuable, and bad people want it. Hackers reportedly stole personal data from Community Health Systems patients, including their Social Security…

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