Sedgwick CMS Expands Healthcare Professional Liability Claims Services in Investigations, Risk Management, Audit & Consulting

    MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 15 /CNW/ -- Sedgwick Claims Management Services,
Inc. (Sedgwick CMS) announced expanded national specialty capabilities in its
healthcare professional liability claims administration practice in the areas
of investigations, risk management and auditing. Sedgwick CMS in its
professional liability practice provides malpractice and other complex claims
administration services for healthcare organizations such as hospitals,
medical practice groups, extended care facilities, research and teaching
institutions, medical device and pharmaceutical companies, and others.
    "In gathering our resources in healthcare investigations, risk management
and audit into aligned teams, we are leveraging the talents of Sedgwick CMS
professional liability specialists to serve clients more effectively no matter
where the need arises," said Senior Vice President and National Director of
Professional Liability Claims Operations Tim C. Over.
    Leading Sedgwick CMS's professional liability specialty resource teams
are three seasoned colleagues who joined the organization in 2006 through its
acquisition of Caronia Corporation and Octagon Risk Services:

    -- Manager of Healthcare Field Investigations Lisa A. Sindoni, RN
    -- Manager of Healthcare Risk Services Miranda L. Felde, BSHCS, CPHRM,
       ARM, CRM, CIC
    -- Manager of Healthcare Auditing and Consulting Services James M. Page,
    "These colleagues and their teams are available nationally to enrich the
capabilities of our regional claims administration teams, whose combination of
experience and availability in local jurisdictions remains the cornerstone of
effective professional liability services," Over continued.  "They also
consult with organizations that self-administer their professional liability
claims, offering independent perspectives on critical issues."
    Note: Business inquiries regarding the professional liability services of
Sedgwick CMS should be directed to National Director of Professional Liability
Claims Operations Tim Over at 312 356-0813.  Media inquiries should be
directed to the contact indicated below.
    Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. is the leading North American
provider of innovative claims and productivity management solutions.  Sedgwick
CMS and its affiliated companies deliver cost-effective claims administration,
medical management, risk consulting and related services to clients through
the expertise of 6,200 colleagues in a hundred and fifty offices in the U.S.
and Canada.  The company specializes in workers' compensation; disability,
FMLA and other employee absence; and general, automobile and professional
liability claims services.  Sedgwick CMS and its affiliates design and
implement customized programs based on proven practices that meet client
needs.  For more see .
    Sedgwick CMS is a minority-owned subsidiary of Fidelity National
Financial, Inc., (NYSE:   FNF), number 264 on the Fortune 500 and a leading
provider of title insurance, specialty insurance and claims management
services.  More information about FNF can be found at .  The other
principal investors in Sedgwick CMS are Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. and
Evercore Partners Inc. (NYSE:   EVR).
    Contact: Frank J. Huffman, Senior Vice President, Corporate

    Communications, 901-415-7548,

For further information:

For further information: Frank J. Huffman, Senior Vice President of 
Corporate Communications, of Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., 
+1-901-415-7548, Web Site:

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