Atlanta Health Care Provider Insurance Issues Lawyers
In today’s litigious society, health care provider malpractice insurance is more important than ever. With many different types of coverage, health care providers can benefit from the assistance of experienced legal counsel when navigating the maze of malpractice insurance.
From our office in Atlanta, the lawyers of Allen & McCain, P.C., represent health care providers throughout Georgia in a wide range of insurance issues. We understand malpractice insurance policies, and we will guide you through the process of obtaining sufficient coverage. As one of Georgia’s pre-eminent medical malpractice defense firms, our attorneys stand ready to protect your interests if malpractice claims arise.
Atlanta, Marietta, and Surrounding Areas Malpractice Insurance Attorneys Representing Clients Throughout the State
With medical malpractice lawsuits on the rise, malpractice insurance is highly recommended, even when it is not expressly required by contract or law. There are several different types of malpractice insurances available today, each offering different protections to health care providers. Our lawyers will explain the policies that are available to you and help you select one that meets your needs.
Some types of malpractice insurance include:
- Claims-made policies: A claims-made policy is limited to claims that are made against a health care provider during the policy period. In claims-made policies, the date on which the event occurred is irrelevant; only claims filed during the policy period will be covered.
- Tail coverage: Many claims occur after the claims-made policy period has expired. Tail coverage insurance is an important consideration for physicians whose claims-made insurance has terminated or for those who have switched jobs. Tail coverage protects against claims not known at the end of the policy period.
Practicing Without Insurance
Malpractice insurance premiums have increased in recent years, making them cost-prohibitive for some physicians and prompting them to practice without insurance. If a malpractice lawsuit is brought against a health care provider without insurance, or without sufficiently high coverage limits, his or her personal assets are put at significant risk. It is also important to note that a new law was passed in Georgia recently that requires physicians to disclose whether they have malpractice insurance if a patient requests this information.
Contact Allen & McCain, P.C.
At Allen & McCain, P.C., we strive to meet all of your legal needs in a first-rate, cost-effective manner. To discuss your legal concerns with one of our knowledgeable attorneys in a no-cost, no-obligation consultation, contact us online or call 404-874-1700 or 888-874-2002.
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