Medical Malpractice Insurance in New York
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Medical Malpractice Insurance Information
Insurance Protection for Medical Practices in Albany, Buffalo, New York City, Syracuse & all across New York
Working in medicine is a difficult but rewarding career filled with long nights, hard calls and valuable patient interaction. Unfortunately, the stress doesn’t always disappear when you go home. Mistakes made at work can have serious or even fatal effects, leading to lawsuits against medical professionals or even entire practices. New York is among the highest each year for medical malpractice lawsuits.
Paris-Kirwan Associates, Inc. understands how important your practice and patients are to you. We will help evaluate your risks and devise a plan to protect your practice and professionals against possible lawsuits caused by innocent mistakes.
What is Medical Malpractice Insurance?
Medical malpractice insurance is another name for professional liability insurance, or errors and omissions insurance. Medical malpractice insurance specifically covers professional liability claims against medical professionals and medical practices.
What Does Medical Malpractice Insurance Cover?
This insurance is primarily designed to cover lawsuits filed against medical practices and medical professionals. Unlike general liability insurance, medical malpractice specifically does not cover basic claims of bodily injury and property damage. Instead, medical malpractice insurance covers claims by clients concerning monetary loss caused by professional negligence.
- Court costs
- Medical damages
- Attorneys’ fees
- Settlement costs
- Punitive and compensatory damages
- Arbitration costs
Medical damages include medical bills a patient may face as a result of professional negligence, such as a mistake during surgery causing the need for a follow-up surgery.
Protect Your Practice
Medical malpractice suits can be extremely serious. Speak with an agent about protecting your livelihood and all those involved in an accident. Call Paris-Kirwan Associates, Inc. at (585) 473-8000 or fill out an online quote form to get started.
Common Medical Malpractice Insurance Questions
Medical malpractice insurance can be purchased by medical practices or individuals. So long as the policy is in place, medical professionals can receive compensation for claims against their practice.
The states that require doctors to carry medical malpractice insurance include New Jersey, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Colorado, Connecticut, Kansas and Massachusetts. Even if your state doesn’t require insurance, you may need malpractice insurance to protect yourself and your work.
Any professional involved in medicine should consider being covered under medical malpractice insurance. This includes surgeons, nurses and even those in administration and filing.