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catastrophe

1. Theatre the denouement of a play, esp a classical tragedy
2. any sudden and violent change in the earth's surface caused by flooding, earthquake, or some other rapid process
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Commenting on the appointments Horwich Farrelly partner Ronan McCann said: "Malcolm has an enviable reputation in the insurance industry for his approach to catastrophic injury and large loss cases and has been stalked by many of our competitors over the years.
Designed to be more "mobile-friendly," the site includes interactive timelines for catastrophic storm impacts in Florida and the U.
She has expertise in Catastrophic Care including brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, and chronic pain.
Catastrophic relief payments will be made solely to Illinois hospitals that are not publicly owned or operated and are not part of a multiple hospital network.
Stewart based his view on a recently concluded study of catastrophic racing injuries in Hong Kong over the past five years.
High performance in catastrophic disasters requires an ability to assess and adapt capacity rapidly, restore or enhance disrupted or inadequate communications, utilize uncharacteristically flexible decision making, and expand coordination and trust of response agencies.
Millman traces the decisions by a health system in Florida, Memorial Healthcare, to go without catastrophic coverage and to lay the groundwork for a captive insurer that would allow it and other hospitals to pool risks and finance their sharply higher deductibles.
The accompanying statistics are based on the Annual Survey of the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research by Frederick O.
Now millions of smaller trees have invaded these formerly open forests, setting the stage for hot, catastrophic fires.
The MBA white paper, Natural Disaster Catastrophic Insurance--The Commercial Real Estate Finance Perspective, noted that in 2004 and 2005, natural disasters caused $89 billion in privately insured catastrophic losses, prompting insurance companies to re-examine their business models for insuring natural disasters.
Since a catastrophic loss to the company paid under either side B or side C could wipe out the entire limits of the policy and leave the individuals exposed to future claims, side A only policies were created to provide this protection.
As these events are catastrophic, most people who have experienced one tend to deploy protection technology to guard against further Normal Mode hazards.

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