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We help find medical malpractice insurance solutions that fit the unique needs of gastroenterologists.

  • As the specialty’s focus shifts to the diagnosis and treatment of patients through innovative imaging techniques, emerging technologies can increase malpractice risk for gastroenterologists

  • The average amount spent on legal defense for gastroenterology-related claims increased 8.7% from 2006-2015

  • Having robust medical malpractice insurance from an A-rated carrier is the surest way to protect you from lawsuit damages, attorney fees, and more

MEDPLI helps gastroenterologists save up to 28% on their insurance premiums. Contact us today to get a quote for your gastroenterologist medical malpractice insurance.

Why Gastroenterologists Need Medical Malpractice Insurance

According to a study published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the most common reasons for malpractice claims against gastroenterologists are errors in diagnosis and improper performance of a procedure.

Lawsuits against gastroenterologists tend to include:

  • malignant neoplasms of the colon and rectum

  • abdominal and pelvic symptoms

  • regional enteritis

  • colitis

  • malignant neoplasms of the stomach

Errors in diagnosing stomach, colon, and rectal cancers have historically resulted in the highest average indemnity payouts to patients.

While a recent American Medical Association study reports that only 1% of all paid medical malpractice claims are attributed to gastroenterologists, even the most careful and skillful gastroenterologist will likely have complications that could potentially result in a malpractice lawsuit. Transparent patient communication combined with thorough documentation and record keeping will help gastroenterologists reduce their risk of a malpractice claim.

The right medical malpractice policy will also shield you in the event of a lawsuit. Malpractice insurance offers gastroenterologists protection from:

  • Monetary damages awarded to the plaintiff

  • Attorney’s fees

Though many (not all) states have no legal requirement for gastroenterologists to carry malpractice insurance, most hospitals require it if you want admitting privileges.

Gastroenterologist Medical Malpractice Insurance Rates

Although Medscape listed gastroenterology as one of the top 10 specialties for lawsuits, liability rates for gastroenterologists are reasonable compared to other specialties. Still, medical malpractice insurance premiums vary widely by location and every practice is unique. Mature claims-made estimates below are for informational purposes only. Occurrence coverage may be available. To get your personalized rate estimate, please request a quote.

State City Premium Estimate Limits of Liability
AL Birmingham $10,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
AR Little Rock $10,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
AZ Phoenix $15,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
CA Los Angeles $10,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
CO Denver $15,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
CT Bridgeport $15,000 $1,000,000/$4,000,000
DE Wilmington $15,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
DC Washington DC $25,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
FL* Miami $30,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
FL* Miami $20,000 $250,000/$750,000
GA Atlanta $15,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
HI Honolulu $15,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
IA Des Moines $10,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
ID Boise $10,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
IL Chicago $30,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
KS Wichita $10,000 + KS HCSF $200,000/$600,000
KY Louisville $15,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
IN Indianapolis $10,000 + IN PCF $250,000/$750,000
LA New Orleans $10,000 + LA PCF $1,000,000/$3,000,000
MA Boston $15,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
MD Baltimore $20,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
ME Portland $10,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
MI Detroit $20,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
MO St. Louis $15,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
MN Minneapolis $10,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
MS Jackson $15,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
MT Billings $15,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
NC Charlotte $5,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
ND Fargo $5,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
NE Omaha $10,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
NH Manchester $20,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
NM** Albuquerque $20,000 + NM PCF $200,000/600,000
NJ Newark $20,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
NV Las Vegas $20,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
NY Manhattan, NY $45,000 $1,300,000/$3,900,000
OH Columbus $15,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
OK Oklahoma City $10,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
OR Portland $10,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
PA Philadelphia $20,000 + MCARE $500,000/$1,500,000
RI Providence $10,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
SC Charleston $10,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
SD Sioux Falls $5,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
TN Nashville $10,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
TX* Houston $10,000 $200,000/$600,000
TX* Houston $15,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
UT Salt Lake City $10,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
VA Virginia Beach $15,000 $2,500,000/$7,500,000
VT Burlington $10,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
WA Seattle $10,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
WI Milwaukee $10,000 + PCF $1,000,000/$3,000,000
WV Charleston $15,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
WY Cheyenne $15,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000

*These states offer limit options
** Only Occurrence; no Claims-Made coverage

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