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 [...]

18 03, 2021

Professional & Interpersonal Boundaries in Telemedicine

By |2021-03-09T12:21:07-06:00March 18, 2021|@PLUS, Cyber, Med PL, PL Insurance|0 Comments

Telemedicine has proven to be instrumental in supporting patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic and an attractive option for both patients and providers. The electronic communication environment can seem far more casual and informal than traditional care settings, and this can erode the professional therapeutic relationship between provider and patient. This article provides a case study and recommendations to assist healthcare providers in maintaining a professional relationship with appropriate boundaries and protect the integrity of the patient care process. Read the entire article here. Authors: Ginny Adams, RN, BSN, MPH, CPHRM and Solveig Dittmann, RN, BA, BSN, CPHRM, CPPS

4 03, 2021

The Eye of the Storm: Preparing for Post-COVID-19 MPL Litigation

By |2021-03-04T13:59:23-06:00March 4, 2021|@PLUS, Med PL|0 Comments

The global outbreak of COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges for healthcare providers and hospitals. Yet as the initial crisis begins to settle, another storm will be brewing as claims and law suits arise. This webinar recording, presented by Coverys, outlines steps healthcare providers and defense counsel can take now to be in the best position to defend claims related to COVID-19 in the future. Watch the webinar recording here. Key issues addressed: The interface of Federal immunity (PREP Act) and state law (if applicable). Proactive measures, including: documentation and informed consent, identifying and preparing expert witnesses in advance, workers’ compensation [...]

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