13 09, 2021

Reflections of the COVID-19 Pandemic 18 Months Later

By |2021-09-13T12:02:29-05:00September 13, 2021|@PLUS, Guest Blog, Med PL|0 Comments

Marie F. Szleszinski, CPCUArea Assistant Vice President at Risk Placement Services - Healthcare Marie Szleszinski is a wholesale broker specializing in medical professional liability placements for the entire spectrum of the healthcare industry.  She has more than 30 years of specialized insurance experience as both an underwriter and broker.  Types of clients that she represents include physicians and surgeons, outpatient facilities, senior living facilities, pharmacies, medical products distributors and manufacturers, home health care and staffing, social service providers and hospitals.  Marie is authorized to place primary and excess insurance in all states plus D.C.    Back in 2020, I volunteered [...]

15 07, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine or Termination? Judge Upholds Employer Mandate

By |2021-07-15T12:36:42-05:00July 15, 2021|@PLUS, EPLI, Med PL, PL Insurance|0 Comments

Dana Ring is a partner in Wood Smith Henning & Berman’s Dallas office. Her practice focuses on providing clients’ executive teams with strategic business advice on labor and employment issues, triaging and resolving pre-litigation employment claims, and litigation management.  In addition to managing a nationwide docket of pre-litigation employment matters, Dana counsels employers on matters related to wrongful discharge, retaliation, harassment, discrimination, wage and hour compliance, FMLA leave and employment agreements. Houston Methodist Hospital Can Fire Employees Who Refuse the COVID-19 Vaccine In a recent decision the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Texas, a federal judge dismissed [...]

1 06, 2021

PLUS Healthcare & MedPL Symposium Session Questions and Answers from COVID and MPL: Tidal Wave or Trickle?

By |2021-06-01T12:15:51-05:00June 1, 2021|@PLUS, Med PL, PL Insurance|0 Comments

Peter Cridland, Paul Greve, and Lori Semlies provide answers to audience questions from their PLUS Healthcare & Medical PL Symposium panel, COVID-19 MPL Claims: Tidal Wave or Trickle? This session reviewed and analyzed actual and potential MPL claims related to COVID-19 as well as the laws enacted providing immunity for these types of claims at the federal and state levels and challenges to those laws or executive orders. The speakers answer attendee questions below. Attendee questions: Have you seen activity from COVID testing labs / screening services? All: Not in any volume. One—Lori Semlies recently was able to get a suit [...]

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