New Zealand

Medical Malpractice & Legal Expenses Defence & Pursuit Cover

While ACC protects medical practices from claims against injuries to patients from medical treatment, it is not a silver bullet for all the liability exposures you face today.

Overview

This cover is designed to protect medical practices and healthcare professionals from legal proceedings and professional disciplinary proceedings that arise from a breach of professional duty. It also covers exemplary damages and the damages to privacy breaches from the Privacy Act.

Our Legal Pursuit and Defence Expenses policy means coverage goes beyond the legal liability cover under traditional Medical Malpractice policies.

Coverage

Medical Malpractice

Exemplary damages

Representation for professional disciplinary claims

Damages for privacy breaches

Coronial enquiries

HDC investigation

Appeal against medical practice’s licence revocation

Legal Expenses Defence and Pursuit cover

Caters for the everyday risks practices face, including disputes with customers, suppliers, landlords or tenants, as well as appeals against a practice’s licensing issues.

Optional add-on policy

Cyber Liability is an optional add-on policy that protects you against liabilities arising from data protection laws, management of personal data and the consequences of losing information.

Territory/Jurisdiction

New Zealand domiciled risks

Target Segments

All medical practices and practitioners

Capacity

Up to $10m

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