MLMIC Publications

MLMIC(R). Albany Report.

Dear Policyholder,

Our latest issue of the Albany Report – an ongoing look at pending legislative, regulatory, and political developments for physician, facility, and dental policyholders – is ready for download.

NEW MEDICAL MALPRACTICE STATUTE SIGNED INTO LAW – Governor Cuomo signed a new law marking significant changes to the statute of limitations in actions related to malignant tumor and cancer diagnoses – including two retroactive clauses.
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Case Review

MLMIC’s Case Review newsletter, published twice a year (summer and winter), Case Review focuses solely on medical malpractice lawsuits and the medical and risk management issues involved in these cases. Each issue contains two case studies, an attorney’s perspective, and, when appropriate, a physician’s perspective.

Case Study #1 

"Conflicting Cardiac Clearance Letters Leave a Suit Indefensible."
This case examines how a lack of veracity from multiple parties led to an indefensible case.
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Case Study #2
"Improper Penile Implant Results in Postoperative Infection."
This case highlights the importance of communication between prior and subsequent providers when treating patients with complex surgical and medical histories.
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MLMIC’s Dateline newsletter, published twice a year (spring and fall), focuses on risk management issues and improving patient safety, as well as keeping policyholders apprised of changes in underwriting procedures, legal matters, legislative affairs, and many other matters of interest to physicians and healthcare facilities. Please click on the link below to open or download the latest issue of Dateline. MLMIC policyholders may click here to view all past issues of Dateline, as well as a comprehensive index and a keyword search feature.

Dateline – Spring 2017
Highlights include:    
The Expanded Use of Motions for Summary Judgment
The recent increase in the frequency of summary judgments being granted to defendants is examined. Read more.

Effective Coordination of Care: Hospitalists and Primary Care Physicians
An analysis of crucial healthcare transitions. Read more.

Case Study: Examining Patient Identification Errors
Three cases are examined, and a series of recommendations to help avoid these errors is offered. Read more.

Reports to Child Protective Services: What Can I Tell the Police?
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