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Finding Out if Your Doctor Has Malpractice Insurance

June 25, 2014 R

Did you know medical malpractice is not required in all states, including New York? But even in states where medical malpractice insurance isn’t required under law, most hospitals and medical practices will require a doctor to obtain insurance before allowing the doctor to practice in their facilities. Most of the time, doctors provide attentive and effective medical care. However, there are few reckless doctors who do more harm than good. For this reason, it’s important that you only receive care from doctors with medical malpractice insurance.

This video tells the story of a young woman, who suffered permanent physical and emotional scars as a result of gynecological medical negligence. Though she filed a successful medical malpractice claim against a Maryland doctor, he didn’t have medical malpractice insurance, so she likely won’t receive anything. The next time you go to the doctor, even if you are not having procedures at a hospital, do not be hesitant to ask which hospitals they have privileges at.  And make sure that the doctor has privileges at the hospital you will be at because hospitals require doctors to be insured for medical malpractice.

We’ve been representing women in gynecological-related medical negligence cases in Long Island for 40 years. If you believe you have been the victim of medical malpractice, call Pegalis Law Group at (516) 684-2900.