PIAA Selects Edward J. Amsler, Esq., as Board Chair.New York Executive to Chair Doctor-Operated Medical Malpractice Insurer Association
ROCKVILLE, Md., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Physician Insurers Association of America (PIAA) Board of Directors has chosen Edward J. Amsler, Esq., to serve as its chairman, effective immediately.
Mr. Amsler is Vice President of the Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company -- a doctor-owned medical malpractice insurer that covers more than 20,000 physicians, dentists, and hospitals primarily in New York. He is also an attorney with more than thirty years of experience in representing the interests of physicians and hospitals.
"Ed is a proven leader and dedicated to creating a medical liability environment in which injured patients receive fair and prompt compensation and doctors can focus on patients, not litigation," said Lawrence Smarr, President of the PIAA. "We are excited by the experience and commitment he brings to our Board of Directors."
In addition to his duties at MLMIC MLMIC Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company , Mr. Amsler is a partner at Fager & Amsler, Attorneys and Counselors-at-Law, and president of Donald J. Fager & Associates, MLMIC's administrative services provider.
Mr. Amsler is a member of the American Bar Association, where he serves on its Tort and Insurance Section. He is also active in the New York State Bar Association The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), with about 72,000 members, is the largest voluntary association of lawyers in the United States. The NYSBA was founded in Albany on November 21 1876. New York lacks an integrated bar, and the NYSBA does not license lawyers in the state. , the Onondaga County Bar Association, and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, also known as the New York City Bar, was established in 1871. The association has about 19,435 members. The House of the Association, at 42 West 44th Street, was built in 1896 and is a registered landmark. .
Mr. Amsler earned his undergraduate degree from St. Lawrence University St. Lawrence University is a private, four-year liberal arts college located in the village of Canton in Saint Lawrence County, New York. Founded in 1856, it is the oldest coeducational university in the state of New York. in New York State and completed his J.D. degree at Syracuse University.
Founded in 1975, Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company (MLMIC) is now the largest mutual professional liability insurance company in the nation. Currently, MLMIC insures 82 hospitals, more than 19,800 physicians and surgeons Physicians and surgeons are medical practitioners who treat illness and injury by prescribing medication, performing diagnostic tests and evaluations, performing surgery, and providing other medical services and advice. , and 4,200 dentists, as well as numerous other health care facilities and providers. MLMIC's philosophy is to aggressively defend and resist payment for groundless claims, and to expeditiously compensate claimants for meritorious claims.
The PIAA is an association of doctor/provider owned and/or operated medical liability insurance companies which insure over 60 percent of America's private practicing physicians as well as dentists, hospitals, and other healthcare providers.
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