Whether the matter involves a major institutional exposure for a large healthcare system, or a lapsed license for a school nurse, Mendes has seen the issue and managed it. For nearly three decades, we have advised insurers, reinsurers and insureds on exposures arising from the provision of medical care across the U.S.
The risks we handle include hospital professional liability, physician malpractice exposures, nursing home litigation, managed care, long-term care and allied health programs. Mendes represents excess underwriters that provide protection to hospitals both on a direct excess basis and as a facultative reinsurer of off-shore captives formed by the hospital groups. (We represent the off-shore captive of a healthcare system, which in turn purchases facultative reinsurance through broker markets to protect its captive surplus.) Our lawyers handle claim reviews and reserve assessments on approximately 30 physician-owned mutual companies throughout the United States. Our portfolio of physician business spans three decades with significant loss experience data.
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