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  • AM Best Publishes Review of Medical Malpractice Insurers

    Insurance rating agency AM Best published their annual report and held a webinar on the state of Medical Malpractice insurers. The…

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  • Academic surgeon files lawsuit against partners for defamation of character

    An article on ligation between Chicago surgeons affiliated with UIC Medical Center shows the conflicts and costs that can arise from the…

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  • Physician group pays $100,000 HIPAA fine for security lapse in scheduling system

    A physician group in Arizona was slapped with a $100,000 fine for a security lapse that allowed their surgery schedule…

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  • Malpractice lawsuits against Ohio doctors down

    The Columbus Dispatch reports that the Ohio Department of Insurance’s annual report on closed claims shows that claim payments have…

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  • Dentist sues new employer for wrongful termination after sale of practice

    When Innovative Dental Group, LLC acquired the practice of a Chicago dentist in 2010, the terms of the acquisition called…

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  • Small town Comptroller charged with embezzling $30M

    The Comptroller of a small Illinois town was arrested and charged with misappropriating $30 million over a span of six…

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  • Hospital operation to pay $42.7M to settle medicare over billing charges

    Tenet Healthcare has agreed to a fine of almost $43M for improperly billing outpatient procedures in 2007. These investigations and…

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  • Atlanta health system loses data on 315,000 patients

    Emory Health System in Atlanta discovered the loss of 315,000 patient records, many including social security numbers and details of…

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  • Couple whose baby died from wrong IV dose gets $8.25 million

    After giving a newborn a fatal dose of sodium chloride after heart surgery in 2010 Advocate Health System has settled…

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  • Howard Brown to pay $715,000 to settle claims of misusing grants

    A Chicago health center has agreed to pay a $715,000 fine to various federal agencies to settle allegations it misused…

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