Presentation on theme: "Chicago - March 29-30, 2012 2012 PLUS Medical PL Symposium Medical Professional Claims: Where Are They Heading? How Changes In The Medical Profession Will."— Presentation transcript:
Chicago - March 29-30, 2012 2012 PLUS Medical PL Symposium Medical Professional Claims: Where Are They Heading? How Changes In The Medical Profession Will Have An Impact On Claim Values
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL CLAIMS: WHERE ARE THEY HEADING? MODERATOR: John O'Byrne, Esq., Partner, Mendes & Mount, LLP PANELISTS: Laurel Byerly, JD, Senior Vice President, Regional Claims Manager, Western Litigation, Inc. Doug McCullough, Esq., Director, Midwest Region Claims, The Doctors Company Stephen Ruocco, Vice President, Chartis Insurance
Changes in Healthcare and the Impact on Claims As hospitals employ more physicians, claim values will likely increase. Small physician practices will likely become a rarity on many areas Continuity of care issues Will the quality of care suffer? Will the medical profession attract the best candidates?
Increasing Verdict Values Changes in healthcare will likely change jurors perception of the profession. As hospitals employ more physicians, will the benefits of a unified defense offset the potential increased exposure? Increased expectations by the plaintiffs bar.
What to Expect Impact of Obama-care. Is an increase in frequency inevitable? Impact of Private Equity in healthcare on claim values.