Work in the medical or healthcare industry? Whether you’re a dentist, a doctor, a nurse, a social carer or an ambulance attendant, it is important to ensure your career is protected. Being a doctor, nurse or other medical professional is incredibly rewarding when treatments are successful; unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Unsuccessful treatments can be both professionally and financially devastating, so it is important to protect yourself with medical malpractice insurance.
Here our professional indemnity and medical malpractice insurance experts cover everything you need to know in order to protect your career and finances against claims. Use these OBF blog posts as your information hub on everything you need to know about medical malpractice insurance.
Your Essential Guide to Medical Malpractice Insurance
Anyone working in the healthcare sector will be aware that the number of patients bringing a claim of medical malpractice is increasing. In Ireland, for example, over €638m has been paid out on over 1,300 claims since 2003 – of this figure, €305m was paid out between 2019 and 2021. In the UK, there were […]
Insurance Cover for Aesthetic and Cosmetic Treatment Providers
In the field of aesthetic and cosmetic health and wellbeing, patient care, success, and satisfaction is of the utmost importance. However, even one treatment or procedure that doesn’t go as planned could be potentially devastating to your practice if a patient decides to take legal action. The field of aesthetic and cosmetic treatments is a […]
A guide to medical malpractice and how to protect against claims
Being a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional can be incredibly rewarding when treatments are successful and patients recover. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case and unsuccessful treatments or procedures could be both professionally and financially devastating, if those affected decide to take a medical malpractice lawsuit against you. In this article, we run through […]
Medical Malpractice Insurance Explained
Everyone makes mistakes, but for health care professionals the consequences of mistakes can be disastrous. In order to prevent claims from damaging your career and finances, medical malpractice insurance is essential. However, many working in medicine may not fully understand the importance of this, or even what it covers. To help you better understand medical […]
Medical Malpractice – A Real Problem, But Help is Available!
A survey by the Irish Medical Organisation revealed that over 50% of people believe that public confidence in medicine has greatly deteriorated while 77% of Irish healthcare workers fear being sued for malpractice. Medical malpractice claims can arise from errors due to working in a stressful environment, lack of experience or knowledge, unfamiliarity with a […]