MLMIC Publications

MLMIC’s Dateline newsletter, published twice a year (spring and fall), focuses on risk management issues and improving patient safety, as well as keeping policyholders apprised of changes in underwriting procedures, legal matters, legislative affairs, and many other matters of interest to physicians and healthcare facilities. Please click on the link below to open or download the latest issue of Dateline. MLMIC policyholders may click here to view all past issues of Dateline, as well as a comprehensive index and a keyword search feature.
Dateline – Spring 2017
Highlights include:    
The Expanded Use of Motions for Summary Judgment
The recent increase in the frequency of summary judgments being granted to defendants is examined. Read more.

Effective Coordination of Care: Hospitalists and Primary Care Physicians
An analysis of crucial healthcare transitions. Read more.

Case Study: Examining Patient Identification Errors
Three cases are examined, and a series of recommendations to help avoid these errors is offered. Read more.

Reports to Child Protective Services: What Can I Tell the Police?
Read more.
Dateline - Fall 2016

Highlights include:
  • Alteration of Medical Records: Turning a Winner into a Loser An examination of the negative effects that altering medical records can have on a medical malpractice defense. Read more.
  • MLMIC and Berkshire Hathaway – What You Need to Know Questions and answers addressing the upcoming acquisition of MLMIC by National Indemnity Company, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. Read more.
  • Creating a Welcoming Clinical Environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Patients A series of resources designed to provide assistance when treating LGBT patients. Read more.
  • Risk Management Tip #20: Reducing the Risk of the “Copy and Paste” Function in Electronic Health Records Read more.

Case Review
MLMIC’s Case Review newsletter, published twice a year (summer and winter), focuses solely on medical malpractice lawsuits and the medical and risk management issues involved in these cases. Each issue contains two case studies, an attorney’s perspective, and, when appropriate, a physician’s perspective.

Please click on the link below to open or download the latest issue of Case Review. MLMIC policyholders may click here to view all past issues of Case Review.
  The Winter 2017 issue of Case Review features the following cases:

Case #1
Breaches in Standard of Care Lead to Meningitis - understanding the importance of communication between obstetrical and pediatric practitioners and departments, and the role of the New York State Medical Indemnity Fund.

Case #2
A Delay in the Diagnosis of Breast Cancer - defining the challenges involved with attempting to analyze and defend claims of failure to diagnose breast cancer, and reinforcing the need for proper documentation.