NY med mal premiums drop for seventh straight year
An annual premium survey issued by Medical Liability Monitor in October showed that medical malpractice premiums have dropped for three bellwether specialties in New York for the seventh straight year.
Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers, a medical malpractice carrier for obstetrician/gynecologists in the New York counties of Nassau and Suffolk located east of Queens, said rates went down to $214,999 in 2014 from $227,899–a drop of almost 6%.
Malpractice premiums for overall medical fields decreased on average of 1.5% for obstetrician/gynecologists, internists, and general surgeons, which is a little lower than the 1.9% drop in 2013. Specialty rates, on the other hand, declined 1.6% for internists, 1.3% for general surgeons, and 1.7% for obstetricians/gynecologists.
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