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Episode 008: Blame Boomerangs Back

March 23, 2018

Brian Fortenberry chats with SVMIC Attorney Jim Howell about another Closed Claim Case. They discuss the liabilities and the details of a bowel perforation that was initially missed in the doctor-ordered CT scans and led to the patient’s death.


The contents of this Podcast are intended for educational/informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Policyholders are urged to consult with their personal attorney for legal advice, as specific legal requirements may vary from state to state and/or change over time. All names have been changed to protect privacy.

About our Guest

Jim Howell

Jim Howell is Senior Vice President of SVMIC. Mr. Howell received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 1975. He received a Juris Doctor degree in 1978 from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, and was licensed to practice law in Tennessee in 1978. After practicing law in 1978-1979, Mr. Howell joined SVMIC in January 1980 as a Claims Attorney. He has served in various capacities in the Claims Department since that time, assuming management of the department in July 1996, when he was named Vice President of Claims. He was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2012.

About our Host

Brian Fortenberry is Assistant Vice President of Underwriting at SVMIC where he assists in evaluating risk for the company and assisting policyholders with underwriting issues. He has been involved with medical professional liability insurance since 2007. Prior to his work at SVMIC, Brian worked in the clinical side of medicine and in broadcast media.

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