Vanderbilt Law Review

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The purpose of this article is to analyze the protection provided in medical professional liability policies. Part I consists of a discussion of some of the factors involved in the purchase of malpractice insurance and an examination of the principal insuring agreements, exclusions, and conditions stated in the standard policy. Part II is a summary of the results of a questionnaire sent by the Law Division of the American Medical Association to insurance companies to determine their opinions regarding insurance coverage in a series of hypothetical cases.