Volume 10 - Issue 8 - August 2002

I can’t imagine being forced to retire at age 50 — or younger in some cases — but that’s what’s happening to many doctors in this country because, as you’re probably experiencing first-hand, medical liability insurance has gone through the roof. Twelve states are considered in crisis, according to the American Medical Association (AMA), including Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and West Virginia. And the anecdotes abound — accounts of OB doctors not delivering babies anymore because their malpractice insurance premium