May 1, 2019

A Close Look at Million Dollar Medical Liability Claims in New York State

MLMIC’s Million Dollar Claims report presents an analysis of claims that closed during 2013 through 2017 and resulted in payments of $1 million or more. The goal was to determine the issues and commonalities of those losses in order to proactively mitigate high-exposure risks for our insureds.

February 6, 2019

Shared Decision-Making Improves Patient Satisfaction

Researchers have found that study participants exposed to shared decision-making reported “higher trust, rated their physicians more highly and were less likely to fault their physicians for the adverse outcome compared with those exposed to no decision-making.”

June 21, 2017

New Idea for EHRs: Let Patients “Set the Agenda”

MLMIC supports exploring ways to reduce the barriers that computers in exam rooms may introduce into the physician patient relationship. Actively engaging patients in the process of incorporating their health concerns into the EHR may be beneficial to both the patient and the provider.

January 6, 2016

Appellate Court Decision Expands Physician Liability in Accidents Caused by Medicated Drivers

Physicians and hospitals may be liable to the general public if a patient is not warned of medications that can impair the patient’s driving ability. A third party who is injured in an accident may now sue the physician or hospital directly if there has been a failure to warn the patient of the side effects.