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23 Sep

Press Release: Study Looks at Factors That Lead to Patient Injury in Plastic Surgery

Napa, California—September 23, 2016—A study issued today of 1,438 claims against plastic surgeons insured by The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, highlights that both patients and physicians should work together to reduce the risk of injury. The study, based on claims that closed from January 2007 through June 2015, includes the

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21 Sep

Case-by-Case: Anatomy of Malpractice

September 21, 2016 A report examining nearly 1,200 malpractice suits closed by The Doctors Company revealed a number of interesting patterns and trends of note to internists. But maybe most useful, said Howard Marcus, MD, is a collection of case studies highlighting how some of the leading causes of malpractice suits play out in practice.

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21 Sep

Press Release: Study Provides Insights on Medical Malpractice Allegations Against Internal Medicine Physicians

Napa, California—September 21, 2016—A study issued today of 1,180 claims against internal medicine physicians insured by The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, shows that the most common claims are diagnosis related, that internists are more likely to be sued for high-severity injuries than doctors in other specialties, and that both hospitals

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