Individual Practitioners

Individual Practitioners

If you are a healthcare practitioner, you are vulnerable to:

  1. Claims against you arising out of allegations of medical malpractice (professional negligence which has resulted in harm to a patient (or their death) and consequent loss);
  2. Claims against you arising out of allegations of professional negligence, for example that you have breached someone’s confidentiality;
  3. Complaints against you made by patients, their families, competitors and other parties to the HPCSA, AHPCSA, SANC, National Consumer Commission or other regulatory body that governs your profession;
  4. Public liability claims, for example a patient visiting your premises sits on a chair in your waiting room which collapses beneath them, or they trip and fall down your stairs or their car is damaged whilst in your parking area;
  5. Products’ liability and defective workmanship type claims if you are involved in the supply, ‘crafting’ or sale of any products to your patients where they allege that they have suffered harm caused by such product or defective workmanship on such product;
  6. Claims or complaints against you arising out of the actions or omissions of your employees and locums (vicarious liability);
  7. Criminal charges against you for fraud or culpable homicide if a patient of yours dies and it is alleged that your criminal negligence caused their death.

We can assist you in obtaining cover for all of these exposures. The insurance provides cover for damages awards that may be made against you as well as any settlement amounts paid to patients and your legal defence costs and expenses.

The insurance we arrange on your behalf will include cover for your vicarious liability for your employees and locums. The MPS advertises on its website that their cover does not include cover for you vicarious liability. In this regard we believe that the cover afforded under an insurance policy we can arrange for you is superior to cover offered by the MPS.

We are also able to arrange ‘corporate’ cover for incorporated practices and partnerships (whether or not the individual practitioner partners/directors in that practice or partnership have and wish to maintain their own individual cover).

We have 14 years’ combined medical malpractice and legal experience and consider ourselves to have expertise that very few brokers can match in the field of medical malpractice insurance.

Many brokers who offer individual medical malpractice insurance are unaware of the fact that practitioners have very specific requirements and that one cannot simply adjust and provide the same type of cover one would have provided to a clinic for example.

We believe our knowledge of the medico-legal environment including for example, the background and history of the MPS and how our products compare to theirs, places us in a firm position to properly advise and assist healthcare practitioners with regard to the available options. In this endeavor, we have always strived to present all the options in an unbiased fashion and to empower individuals to make an informed decision with regard to their medical malpractice insurance and what will best suit their needs.

If you would like us to obtain quotes for your consideration, please contact us at info@cfpbrokers.co.za.

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