May 2, 2022

Case Study and Legal Analysis: Adverse Treatment Leads to Settlement

MLMIC attorneys comment on a very complex case involving a MLMIC insured who treated a patient with a history of heroin dependency and poor dentition. The lawsuit was ultimately indefensible due to poor documentation, sloppy recordkeeping and numerous liability issues.

April 18, 2022

Technology Interoperability in Dentistry: How to Ensure Tech Works for You

While patient safety continues to be a primary focus across the healthcare continuum, increased efficiencies in the delivery of healthcare are also necessary to maintain financial stability and continuously improve the patient experience. Technologies like artificial intelligence, 3D printing, robotics, remote monitoring and nanotechnology seem to be constantly implemented or updated. Employing such technologies, and ensuring efficient and safe technology interoperability in dentistry, creates additional risk management considerations for dentists.

January 10, 2022

Case Study: Flood-Damaged Dental Records Force Dentist to Settle

A longtime patient of a MLMIC-insured dentist underwent extensive dental work over a period of seven years. The patient filed a lawsuit shortly after the work was completed, alleging a negligent full-mouth restoration resulting in bone loss, extractions, and the need for re-treatment. The dentist being sued reported to MLMIC that he was unable to produce much of the patient’s record as there had been multiple floods in the building that affected his office dental records.

September 20, 2021

Dental Small Claims: What to Expect on Your Day in Court

The number of dental professional liability cases filed in New York’s small claims courts has significantly increased over the previous 10 years. In this blog, attorneys at Fager Amsler Keller and Schoppmann, LLP, describe what to do if a claim is filed against you and what to expect on your day in dental small claims court.

July 6, 2021

Case Study: Good Documentation Leads to a Verdict for the Dentist

An adult patient with poor oral hygiene routinely visited a MLMIC-insured dentist for years. The poor home care led to extensive periodontal treatment, and the patient filed a lawsuit against the insured which eventually went to trial. Comprehensive documentation on the insured’s part played a pivotal part in the defense. Find out what happened in this case study, complete with a legal perspective from Fager, Amsler, Keller & Schoppmann attorneys.