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Shreveport Times April 18, 1975 Insurance for Doctors Hospital Studies Malpractice Data By Elaine King Times Medical Writer Confederate Memorial Medical Center's advisory board last night again took up the malpractice insurance problem facing its staff physi-cians. -.Two physicians on the visit-v ing staff at the hospital have resigned within the past week because of exposure to possi-ble malpractice claims through their work at the hospital, Dr. H. Whitney Boggs Jr., president of the visiting staff and a board member, said. Some of the visiting staff members are paid and some work on a volunteer basis, ad-ministrator Robert C. Hall said. "There are not going to be any wholesale resignations" of staff members, Dr. Boggs told the board, but there may be a few others for the same reason. At March's board meeting Hall said that an opinion from Louisiana Atty. Gen. William Guste said that all medical staff members must provide their own malpractice in-surance. And, Hall told the board, the opinion also said that if a judgment is issued, against the hospital in a malpractice suit and it is determined that the physician was at fault, the state would take action to recover the amount from the doctor. The problem centering around malpractice coverage may be "just a little ripple on the water" right now, Dr. Boggs said, but it could evolve into a major problem for the hospital. Also during the meeting Hall told the board that Louisiana Downs produced $200,000 that was turned over to CMMC. He said that $475,000 had been anticipated.
|Title||Hospital Studies Malpractice Data|
King, Elaine T.
Visiting Staff (Confederate Memorial Medical Center – Shreveport, La.)
Confederate Memorial Medical Center (Shreveport, La.)
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (Shreveport, La.)
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