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Malpractice Insurance What Price Can Be Put on Safety Recently thousands of doctors of all trades rallied in the streets against malpractice rates Appleby The rising insurance costs are forcing doctors to the streets and out of business These costs can be rooted back to greedy insurance companies and the economy Malpractice insurance is extremely overpriced and is forcing physicians out of work everywhere Hundreds of doctors closed their offices in Florida in order to attend a malpractice seminar and surgeons in West Virginia and Las Vegas took leave and caused hospitals to close Appleby Many specialists and some doctors dont see many benefits of practicing without malpractice insurance and are quitting or are moving to states with tort reform1 leaving the patients stranded Maister 2 The problem is so severe that the governor of Nevada will convene a special session on malpractice insurance to search for a solution 1 As you can see malpractice insurance as well as all insurance rates is a very pressing issue CJD 7 1 Tort reform is the action of changing the law so that patients suing in insurance cases can only win so much money Many doctors are leaving their offices closed to the minorly ill Appleby and hospitals are taking a hit from a wave of customers Appleby Mainly greedy insurance companies cause this catastrophe Insurance premiums have been raised over 35 this year alone Appleby Georgia has reported a premium hike of up to 50 Maister 1 This crisis is bad news Georgia as well as Florida Nevada New York and New Jersey are on a list of 11 crisis states named by the government 1 Doctors salaries are getting wiped away Many doctors have to pay more than 150000 annually Appleby Why is this happening Medical malpractice makes up for only a tiny fraction of total health care costs CJD 14 Juries are not much help in finding the solution either The average
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