Florida medical malpractice lawyer, Guy S. DiMartino, DC, JD, talks about the alleged medical malpractice epidemic which doesn't jive with one of the country's largest medical malpractice insurance carriers, ProAssurance, making plenty of money.
In all forms of media there is plenty of rhetoric about all these frivolous medical malpractice cases chasing good doctors out of town, raising medical malpractice insurance rates, and raising the cost of medical care. This rhetoric is simply not true.
Pursuing a Medical Malpractice claim
Bringing a medical malpractice claim in Florida is a long and expensive undertaking. Only about 22% of the cases that go to trial get a verdict in favor the injured person. With odds like this, the cost of pursuing a Florida medical malpractice case and the years that these cases take, ask yourself; why would a lawyer take these cases? The answer is because they care about doing the right thing and helping patients injured or killed by medical negligence.
If Medical Malpractice is running so rampant – why is ProAssurance making so much dough?
A recent report noted that ProAssurance Corp., an Alabama based medical malpractice insurance company that writes medical malpractice insurance policies in 42 states including Florida, posted 60.1 million dollars in net income for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. This was up about 13 million dollars from the same quarter last year.
Now if medical malpractice claims were so out of control, why would ProAssurance show such a strong income?
If you have any questions about a legitimate Florida medical malpractice claim, contact Guy S. DiMartino, DC, JD at (352) 267-9168 or fill out the Internet consultation form on the right.