Tag Archives: professional liability

Increasing professional liability limits in single architect & engineering projects

What are the options available to a design firm and owner when it comes to increasing PL limits and insuring single projects? Continue reading →

Stepping into the Unknown: Insuring Nuclear Decommissioning

The word ‘nuclear’ has a tendency to make people uneasy. We’re still living with the remnants of the Fukushima disaster of 2011 and Germany has decided to cleanse itself from nuclear activity altogether. Thus it comes as no surprise that … Continue reading →

Contracts From Hell – Negotiating Design Professional Agreements (Part 1 of 2)

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All architect and engineering firms are faced with the same dilemma: Most owner-drafted agreements, if executed without modification, would put their firm at serious financial risk. Continue reading →

Lower Hedge Fund Return Expectations: Happy Investors, Happy Hedge Fund Insurers

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The lower return expectations and feeling among investors that, on balance, hedge funds had performed as expected or better in 2012 should be positive news for those in the insurance industry covering the professional liability risks of hedge funds. Continue reading →

3 Insurance Products Every Architecture or Engineering Firm Should Consider

3 Insurance Products Every Architect or Engineer Firm Should Consider

For my first blog post, I thought it a good idea to start with the basics. This month I presented to 100 architecture and engineering firms a review of all the insurance products every design firm should know and use … Continue reading →

Our Scariest Health Care Risks – Escalating Verdicts and Settlements in Pediatric Litigation

Scariest Risks

The scariest and most volatile health care professional liability cases to defend involve severely injured children. Some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the U.S. over the last few years have occurred in non-obstetric pediatric cases. In many instances … Continue reading →

Construction Project Insurance: Owner’s Professional Liability Exposures and Solutions

Michael Brodzinski has been following the new trend of owners seeking project insurance in his role of Willis' professional liability expert for contractors, owners, and design firms. In this post he discusses construction-related professional liability insurance. Continue reading →

How to Mitigate Obstetrical Risk–And Guard Against a Jumbo Verdict

At the RIMS Conference next week, I will be a panelist in the health care industry session, presenting on patient safety in obstetrics—and I thought I’d share a preview of it with you. Continue reading →

Largest Health Care Claims of 2011

The largest health care verdicts most frequently involve injured children in obstetric and pediatric cases, and this year was no different. Continue reading →