Webinar- Hospital Claim Trends in 2020


September 24, 2020
10:00 AM EDT - 11:00 AM EDT
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The frequency of medical malpractice claims nationally has been stable for a number of years. The biggest challenge facing hospitals is claim severity: the increasing amounts of money paid to resolve malpractice claims. Social inflation affects jury attitudes as does the changing perception of the hospital industry, especially due to merger and acquisition activity. These factors result in multi-million dollar malpractice verdicts against hospitals which, in turn, drive up settlement values. Hospital professional liability premiums are rising as a result.

This session will explore national hospital malpractice claim trends, especially the large verdicts against hospitals, and the causes for those claims. The Harvard Risk Management Foundation/CRICO Comparative Benchmarking System database, perhaps the best in the industry, will be used to highlight national hospital claim trends.


  • Use national hospital malpractice claim allegations to help focus risk management initiatives internally
  • Understand how hospital claims are changing due to hospital industry macro-trends and apply that knowledge to develop risk management strategies



Paul Greve JD RPLU

Senior Director, Healthcare Risk Solutions

Markel Specialty


Paul has twenty years’ experience as an administrator, risk manager and attorney for major hospitals in Ohio, including Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Columbus Children’s Hospital, and St. Luke’s Hospital. Paul also has twenty years’ experience in the health care professional liability industry as a broker and consultant. He worked as a broker and consultant for Willis for 19 years, primarily in the National Health Care Practice. He has also worked for two health care professional liability insurance companies including Medical Protective and Markel Specialty.

Paul joined Markel in September, 2018 and provides Markel staff and insureds with advice and research on a wide range of topics related to health care professional liability risk including claims and risk management and specific research requests.

Paul has authored numerous articles and textbook chapters, including medical textbooks on obstetrics, pediatrics and nursing, and spoken at many health care professional liability insurance industry conferences, such as the PLUS MPL Symposium, the Cayman Captive Conference, ASHRM, the Crittenden Medical Insurance Conference, Insurance ExecuSummit, and others.

Paul holds a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Juris Doctor from Capital University School of Law.

Paul is a priest of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana.



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