Professor Simon opines that a lawyer who agrees to undertake joint responsibility must do more than merely keep adequate malpractice coverage in force or risk personal assets to pay a malpractice judgment
Plaintiff brought this action for breach of an insurance contract, asserting that defendants Hospitals Insurance Company and Hanys Insurance Company (collectively HIC) must pay interest on a $1,100,000 medical malpractice judgment
against plaintiff under an excess professional liability insurance policy issued by HIC because the liquidator of the insolvent primary insurer has already paid the $1,000,000 per occurrence liability limit of plaintiff's primary professional liability insurance policy, thus triggering the coverage of the excess policy.
The Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a Lane County jury's decision to award $1.375 million in noneconomic damages to a family that won a malpractice judgment
against Eugene- based Oregon Medical Group in connection with a permanent injury suffered by a baby when his mother gave birth to him in 2004.
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From the standpoint of preventing a malpractice judgment
, the clinical record can accomplish 3 important things:
The VA national malpractice payments that year were $98,000 for mean pretrial settlement, $248,165 for mean settlement at trial and $413,000 for mean malpractice judgment
Soon after the malpractice judgment
, the partnership ceases operations, owing $250,000 to its leaseholder.
Nanes filed for bankruptcy but gave Miller $20,000 toward her medical malpractice judgment
. Miller then demanded that the hospital pay $250,000 of the outstanding judgment.
CAN YOU RELY ON YOUR HOSPITAL'S REPRESENTATION THAT IT WILL ACCEPT VICARIOUS LIABILITY FOR A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE JUDGMENT
When Congress created it, members acknowledged that having to pay a malpractice judgment
or settlement does not necessarily mean a doctor is incompetent.
In considering his action--or more appropriately, inaction--he recalled that this patient and her husband were both wealthy; a malpractice judgment
or financial settlement wouldn't benefit them, particularly considering the little time remaining to the patient.
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