GREENSBORO, N.C., June 15 First Professionals Insurance Company, Inc. (First Professionals) today announced an endorsed and strategic relationship with Medical Justice Services, Inc. Medical Justice is the leading organization offering patented services to protect physicians' most valuable assets - their practice and reputation - against frivolous lawsuits, Internet defamation and other medico-legal threats. Under the agreement, First Professionals will offer Medical Justice Membership to its Florida-based insureds under a preferred pricing agreement. Medical Justice's Programs complement the traditional medical malpractice insurance offered by professional liability carriers. First Professionals has more than 7,000 policyholders in Florida, and the agreement will provide proven, turnkey services that deliver real-world results such as decreasing malpractice suit rates, holding proponents of meritless lawsuits accountable and preventing Internet defamation.
Medical Justice focuses exclusively on the healthcare industry and has addressed the needs of doctors for over eight years. Medical Justice reports its plan members experience a statistically significant reduction in medical malpractice suits.
"Medical Justice provides a variety of services that shield physicians from a number of hazards they encounter in practicing medicine. Their strategies and programs deter frivolous lawsuits," stated Robert White, Jr., President of First Professionals. "This partnership supports and enhances First Professionals' longstanding pledge to provide excellent benefits for all of our policyholders. Offering Medical Justice to our Florida-based insureds will be instrumental in mitigating many aggravating situations that affect healthcare providers today."
Dr. Jeffrey Segal, a board-certified neurosurgeon and Chief Executive Officer of Medical Justice, said that partnership with First Professionals is exciting for Medical Justice. Dr. Segal notes, "First Professionals is one of the most progressive malpractice insurance companies in the U.S. In support of this, they were recently rated as Forbes Magazine's 100 Most Trustworthy Companies. We are thrilled to be endorsed by such a high-profile partner and to be part of their service offering. We aggressively address the interests of our members within the changing landscape of medical practice. By offering Medical Justice Membership to their Florida insureds, First Professionals is proactively protecting their clients even more from frivolous medical malpractice lawsuits, Internet defamation and other medico-legal threats."
About First Professionals
First Professionals has been dedicated to protecting professional reputations and personal assets by providing medical professional liability insurance for physicians, dentists and other healthcare providers since 1975. First Professionals offers a wide variety of products and services designed to meet the unique needs of its policyholders. First Professionals is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, and is a subsidiary company of FPIC Insurance Group, Inc.
About Medical Justice Services, Inc.
Founded in 2002, Medical Justice® is a membership-based organization, run by physicians, that offers patented services to protect physicians' most valuable assets - their practice and reputation. Our programs include affordable services to: (1) Deter frivolous malpractice claims; (2) Provide proven strategies for successful counterclaims; and (3) Prevent Internet defamation.
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