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Malpractice insurance is a necessity for any physician.
By the time the plaintiff actually learns that the defendant accounting firm does not have malpractice insurance, she has already invested a significant amount in the litigation and, therefore, may decide to continue to prosecute the claim in an effort to recover those resources already expended.
Buying too much coverage is another common way to lose money on medical malpractice insurance.
1) In some cases, patients cannot even receive the care they need because many doctors facing high premiums have moved to states with lower malpractice insurance rates, leaving only a handful of doctors behind to do the work of the entire group they left.
Explicit imposing reasonable limits on malpractice claims would make possible increased benefits to more people - compared with the current system, which has no limits on the cost of litigation or awards, resulting in out-of-control malpractice insurance costs.
The first step that CPAs should take is to call their malpractice insurance carrier and tap into their experience and legal resources.
The model for freezing malpractice insurance is in California, where voters approved an initiative that resulted in a rate freeze, a rate rollback, and regulation that reduced medical malpractice premiums.
7) Enact legal reform to reverse spiraling malpractice insurance rates and to reduce significant expenditures that result from fear of lawsuits.
I wonder, however, why malpractice insurance companies that charge doctors hundreds of thousands of dollars in premiums don't sue those lawyers who have instituted frivolous lawsuits against them.
I wonder, however, why the major malpractice insurance companies--those that charge doctors hundreds of thousands of dollars in premiums--do not sue those lawyers who have instituted frivolous lawsuits against them.
I wonder, however, why the major malpractice insurance companies do not sue those lawyers who have instituted frivolous lawsuits against them.
It is clear that the current malpractice insurance crisis is having a profound effect on the cost, and even the availability, of health care.