West Virginia Mutual Insurance News

Economy might be cause of high number of medical malpractice suits in West Virginia

By Dawn Brotherton | Jun 24, 2016

CHARLESTON — West Virginia ranks ninth in the nation for malpractice lawsuits, and the head of the state's medical association believes one of the key reasons is the depressed economy. Zippia recently released a report on medical malpractice lawsuits across the United States. Louisiana had the highest number of lawsuits at 44.1 per 100,000 residents. Hawaii is the least litigious malpractice state with only 4.9 lawsuits per 100,000 people. West Virginia, at No. 9, had 29.6 lawsuits for each 100,

Attorney General seeks to eradicate drug abuse, incentivize safe pain management strategies

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 28, 2016

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is urging a large malpractice insurance company to discount premiums for doctors who further their education in treating pain with non-opioid alternatives.

PERSONNEL FILE: Hurney honored for work with physicians

By Staff reports | Sep 5, 2014

CHARLESTON – Jackson Kelly attorney Thomas J. Hurney recently was presented with The Robert L. Ghiz Award for Outstanding Service to the Physician Community of West Virginia by the West Virginia Mutual Insurance Company (WVMIC) at the 2014 Healthcare Summit of the West Virginia Medical Association.

W.Va. Chamber elects officers, new directors

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 13, 2012

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, at its Annual Meeting held recently at the West Virginia Business Summit, elected officers and new board members for 2012–2013.

Doctor takes over at W.Va. Mutual Insurance Co.

By Staff reports | Jan 26, 2012

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Mutual Insurance Company is entering a new phase of its operations with a change in leadership. The company also has received a high rating for its financial strength.

THEIR VIEW: Cap on damages helps health care

By The West Virginia Record | Mar 2, 2011

CHARLESTON -- George Santayana, the early-20th-century philosopher, famously observed, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." His profound remark might easily apply to West Virginia.

Insurer sues Scott Orthopedics, physician over coverage

By Chris Dickerson | Dec 3, 2010

WINFIELD – An insurance company that denied coverage to a Huntington physician who admitted to sexually harassing a patient is now suing Scott Orthopedics and the physician.

Recht shouldn't have prevented insurance hearing, Justices rule

By Steve Korris | Nov 27, 2009

Recht CHARLESTON -– Circuit Judge Arthur Recht of Wheeling prevented a hearing he should have held on a doctor's malpractice insurance policy, the Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled.

Justices must resolve doctor hearing case

By Steve Korris | Sep 11, 2009

CHARLESTON – Five years after directors of West Virginia Mutual Insurance decided not to renew coverage for an orthopedic surgeon with 19 malpractice claims on his record, the insurer still covers the doctor under a court order.

Leadership West Virginia names Class of 2009

By The West Virginia Record | Feb 24, 2009

CHARLESTON -– Fifty-two leaders from across the state have accepted invitations to participate in the 19th class of Leadership West Virginia.

PERSONNEL FILE: Hartsog named chair of state Chamber

By The West Virginia Record | Aug 28, 2008

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS -- Kent Hartsog, group controller with Patriot Coal Corporation, has been elected as the 2008-09 chairman of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce.

Five more King cases settled

By Chris Dickerson | Jul 31, 2008

WINFIELD – Five cases involving Dr. John King have been settled by the state's medical malpractice insurer.

Justices back judge who trimmed MPLA verdict

By Steve Korris | Nov 20, 2007

CHARLESTON – Attorneys Wesley Metheney and Paul Farrell Jr. of Huntington coaxed a $10 million verdict out of a Monongalia County jury when state law allowed no more than $1 million, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has decided.

Medical malpractice reforms working

By Steve Korris | Dec 1, 2006

Cline CHARLESTON – Reforms that West Virginia legislators enacted in a medical malpractice crisis have worked like a charm.

Fairmont executive to head BrickStreet board

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 12, 2006

H. Skip Tarasuk CHARLESTON -- A Fairmont insurance executive who wants to project an "open for business" image for West Virginia, has been named chairman of the Board of Directors of BrickStreet Mutual Insurance Company.

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