First Professionals Insurance Company, Inc. Endorses Medical Justice Services
– First Professionals Offers Medical Justice Membership as Benefit to Florida Insureds –
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2010 (GREENSBORO, NC) — First Professionals Insurance Company, Inc. (First Professionals) today announced an endorsed and strategic relationship with Medical Justice Services, Inc; 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. The agreement will provide First Professionals’ more than 7,000 policyholders in Florida, with 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, CEO of Medical Justice, notes, “First Professionals is one of the most progressive malpractice insurance companies in the U.S. 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 Insurance Company, Inc.
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.
First Professionals Insurance Company, Inc., contact:
Angie Nykamp, Vice President of Marketing
P: 800-741-3742 Fax: 904-358-6728
Medical Justice Services contact:
Joy Tu, Director Strategic Partnerships & Marketing
P: 877.633.5878 Fax: 208.988.5897