Over the course of years of practice, a dentist may encounter an unsatisfied patient who requests a refund because of a cosmetic concern, discomfort or pain. Before granting that request, dentists should be aware of the potential consequences of that action. Our blog takes a look from a legal perspective.
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.
Be sure to register for these May 2022 events for New York State Dentists! Dental professionals are invited to join us for several upcoming in-person occasions, including a job fair and a paper shredding day. Read the event details in the blog.
The latest edition of MLMIC's The Albany Report focuses policyholder attention on the medical liability and healthcare elements of the recently enacted 2022-23 New York State budget.
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.
When dental residents finish training and are faced with their first contract, they may be overwhelmed by the amount of information to sift through. We'll help you sort through the most important elements of employment contracts and negotiations, starting from the time you are recruited.
A new in-house law firm, Mercado May-Skinner (M&M), will build on the standard of legal excellence MLMIC policyholders have come to expect and will continue to provide risk management advice, medical malpractice defense, legal analysis and related legal services.
Throughout their years of practice, dentists will occasionally encounter a dental patient who refuses to take their professional advice. So, what is the best course of action for dentists to both prioritize patient safety and minimize liability?
There are lots of exciting events coming up for dentists this April 2022! In this blog, find information about the Greater Long Island Dental Meeting, the Bronx County Dental Society job fair, several educational webinars and the long-awaited dental society officer installations. We hope you can attend some of these events.
A new episode of MLMIC's "Talk Studio" features a conversation on limiting new patients to those vaccinated against COVID-19.
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