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.
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 […]