Our team of medical malpractice lawyers represent injured clients in New York, where the malpractice insurance market is undergoing significant change. Although this may not be on the public’s radar, it could leave injured patients vulnerable and without prompt payments.
When a patient is seriously injured or killed from medical negligence, the have the right to file a claim against the doctor, nurse, or hospital responsible for their injuries. All health care professionals are required to pay medical malpractice insurance premiums (like auto insurance) precisely for this reason. Doctors pay their premiums, and the insurance companies are responsible for paying claims filed by injured patients and their families.
In 2012, U.S. insurers spent over $3 billion in malpractice payments.