Neurologist Medical Malpractice Insurance

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Neurologists need strong malpractice insurance solutions that cover them from harm in the event of a lawsuit.

According to a 2019 Medscape study of neurologists:

  • 62% of have been named in at least one malpractice lawsuit

  • Of neurologists who have been sued, more than one third spent over 40 hours preparing for their defense

  • On average, settlements awarded to plaintiffs in malpractice lawsuits exceeded $500,000

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

Why Neurologists Need Medical Malpractice Insurance

Neurologists face increased medical malpractice risk and high accountability because:

  • Innovative technologies and medications continually raise the standard of care

  • There can be multiple third party potential claimants

  • The disease or injury itself, by nature, is often associated with grave outcomes

Neurologists are most likely to be sued for:

  • Failure to diagnose

  • Delayed diagnosis

  • Poor outcomes

When neurologists were asked their opinion on why medical malpractice lawsuits are brought forward, three-fourths felt that patients don’t understand the medical risks or they don’t realize that even if a neurologist does everything right, their care can still result in a bad outcome.

Neurologists can take an active role in protecting themselves from the harm of a lawsuit. According to Neurology Today, “the essential features of effective risk management and successful malpractice defense are a solid physician-patient relationship, valid consent, and proper documentation.”

Robust medical malpractice insurance will also help you mitigate risk. The right policy will protect you from multiple factors in the event of a lawsuit, including:

  • Monetary damages awarded to the plaintiff

  • Attorney’s fees

Though many (not all) states have no legal requirement for doctors to have malpractice insurance in place, 94% of neurologists carry a liability policy.

Neurologist Medical Malpractice Insurance Rates

Rates for neurologist medical malpractice insurance vary widely by location and each 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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