Avoid a Malpractice or Board Allegation with These Resources

NCMIC continually evaluates claims data and trends to give doctors resources to avoid a claim or board allegation.

Risk Management

Avoid a Malpractice or Board Allegation with These Resources

At NCMIC, our know-how may help you avoid a claim. That's a big advantage for our doctors—even if they never face a malpractice allegation or board complaint.

NCMIC has seen just about every type of allegation, since we have been defending chiropractors since 1946. We continually evaluate claims data and trends to give our doctors top-notch resources, including:

Claims Advice Hotline

Our on-site professional claims representatives specialize in chiropractic malpractice claims, and you don't need to wait until a claim is made to call. Our Claims Representatives talk with D.C.s in similar situations every day. They understand the many clinical, relationship and legal issues involved, and have helped thousands of D.C.s like you to potentially avoid a claim.

You can trust NCMIC’s Claims Representatives to listen to your situation, and confidentially guide you through your next steps. With over 300 years of combined experience in claims handling, 200 of which is chiropractic specific, our claims team is ready to handle whatever question you may have.

Examiner Magazine

Real-life case studies from the NCMIC files let you learn from the experiences of other doctors. You’ll also find articles with strategies for avoiding a malpractice allegation or board complaint. Our doctors attest to it: 95 percent of those who reviewed the Examiner found it “Valuable.”*

Monthly Emails

Popular posts, articles, Q & As and videos provide you with suggestions to protect your reputation, practice and assets from our claims and risk management staff and experts.

Continuing Education

In today’s society, even well-respected, highly knowledgeable chiropractors get sued. Our seminars offer you insights that can help protect your reputation and practice.

Online Guides/Tools

  • 10-Point Risk Checklist. Now you can quickly pinpoint your practice’s malpractice weaknesses with this convenient 10-Point Risk Checklist. It’s an easy way to help you evaluate your current procedures ... and implement simple solutions to dramatically lower your risk of a lawsuit.
  • Professional Boundaries: Defining Limits of Personal Responsibility. An allegation of sexual misconduct is stressful, as well as potentially damaging to your professional and personal life. Even doctors with the best of intentions can find their motives questioned. Our online booklet guides doctors through this sensitive issue.

Once a Claim Is Filed

In the event a claim or board allegation is filed and you need a defense, you can feel secure in knowing that NCMIC retains the best attorneys in the country. You can be confident that NCMIC only trusts attorneys with in-depth knowledge about healthcare malpractice. We provide them with access to the latest chiropractic trial strategies and research, as well as the right experts to call as witnesses for your defense. 

At NCMIC, “We Take Care of Our Own.®” is more than just a motto to us. Whether it's before, during or after a claim, we take protecting your reputation, career and assets seriously.

* Based on a NCMIC policyholder survey conducted by Ward Group, the leading provider of benchmarking and best practices research studies for insurance companies. For more information about Ward Group, visit www.wardinc.com.

The information in the NCMIC Learning Center is offered solely for general information and educational purposes. It is not offered as, nor does it represent, legal or professional advice. Neither does this information constitute a guideline, practice parameter or standard of care. You should not act or rely upon this information without seeking the advice of an attorney familiar with the specific legal requirements of the state(s) in which you practice. If there is a discrepancy between the site and an insurance policy you have with NCMIC, the policy will prevail.