BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - June 17, 2013) - Advanced Practice Strategies'(APS) Demonstrative Evidence Group (DEG) today announced it has been selected by the Louisiana Medical Mutual Insurance Company (LAMMICO) as the preferred vendor of choice for visual strategies in defense of medical malpractice claims.
Under the agreement, DEG will work directly with LAMMICO attorneys, experts, and defendants on a case-by-case basis to develop visual strategies, including detailed medical illustrations to demonstrate or clarify various clinical situations, empowering witnesses as they speak to juries.
LAMMICO, a mutual insurance company serving healthcare providers, facilities, hospitals, and dentists, has chosen to DEG because of its many years of experience in the courtroom and high rate of success: 94% of the group's cases have resulted in judgments for the defense, compared to the national average of 73%. LAMMICO and DEG will review pending cases monthly in order to determine which could benefit from a visual strategy. DEG works closely with medical malpractice attorneys and medical experts to create high-quality, case-specific medical illustrations, custom 3-D medical models, X-ray enhancements, and multimedia presentations to complement expert testimony, educate the jury about the complexities of medical care, and gain a verdict for the defense.
"At APS, we are dedicated to empowering defense teams with visuals and exhibits that impart complex medical information to juries in a way that they can understand and utilize it," stated Timothy J. Croke, Co-Founder and Vice President of APS and General Manager of the Demonstrative Evidence Group. "Our collaboration with LAMMICO will enable us to engage more attorneys and participate in multiple facets of a case, including focus groups, mock trials, settlements, and trials, leading to more positive outcomes for defendants."
About the Advance Practice Strategies Demonstrative Evidence Group (DEG)
Advanced Practice Strategies' (APS) Demonstrative Evidence Group (DEG) is dedicated to providing clients with a well-developed visual strategy that educates juries in complex medical and technical matters while keeping them on the edge of their seats. DEG specializes in the defense of medical malpractice cases utilizing cutting-edge technology, certified medical illustrators, multimedia presentations, and strategic consulting in all types of proceedings, from arbitrations to some of the nation's highest profile jury trials. APS is also one of the leading firms in the nation in x-ray and diagnostic radiology enhancement and duplication. For more information, please visit APS Litigation Support.
LAMMICO is a policyholder-owned and physician-led mutual insurance company providing comprehensive professional and general liability products and unparalleled customer service to protect the reputation of healthcare providers, facilities, hospitals and dentists. LAMMICO is the largest medical professional liability insurance carrier in Louisiana and the only Louisiana-domiciled A-rated medical professional liability insurance carrier writing hospitals and facilities. For over 30 years, LAMMICO's steadfast regional roots have afforded an expansion in coverage as their policyholders develop practices in neighboring states. With licenses in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas and Tennessee, LAMMICO understands the unique needs of regional healthcare providers.
About Advanced Practice Strategies:
Advanced Practice Strategies (APS) is eliminating risk and reducing healthcare costs by fundamentally restructuring lifelong clinical education. Using a data-driven approach, APS is objectively assessing clinician knowledge and judgment, quantifying resulting risk, and reducing that risk through personalized education. The company's newest innovation, GNOSISTM, is a groundbreaking mobile, cloud-based tool that saves clinician learning time, rapidly improves performance, reduces medical malpractice risk, and increases patient safety, all while ensuring administrators are equipped with a transparent performance dashboard at the clinician, organization, and system-wide levels. GNOSIS redefines continuing clinical education while addressing healthcare quality, costs, and satisfaction in today's accountable medical world. Grounded in the rich experience of its Demonstrative Evidence Group, that uses visual strategy to educate juries in complex medical malpractice cases, APS has amassed a wealth of knowledge on risk in medicine and has become the leader in improving lifelong clinician learning. For more information, please visit www.aps-web.com.