Neurologist Medical Malpractice Insurance

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.

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 $20,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
AR Little Rock $20,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
AZ Phoenix $25,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
CA Los Angeles $20,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
CO Denver $25,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
CT Bridgeport $25,000 $1,000,000/$4,000,000
DE Wilmington $25,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
DC Washington DC $35,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
FL* Miami $40,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
FL* Miami $30,000 $250,000/$750,000
GA Atlanta $25,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
HI Honolulu $25,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
IA Des Moines $20,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
ID Boise $20,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
IL Chicago $40,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
KS Wichita $20,000 + KS HCSF $200,000/$600,000
KY Louisville $25,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
IN Indianapolis $20,000 + IN PCF $250,000/$750,000
LA New Orleans $20,000 + LA PCF $1,000,000/$3,000,000
MA Boston $25,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
MD Baltimore $30,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
ME Portland $20,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
MI Detroit $30,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
MO St. Louis $25,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
MN Minneapolis $20,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
MS Jackson $25,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
MT Billings $25,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
NC Charlotte $15,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
ND Fargo $15,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
NE Omaha $20,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
NH Manchester $30,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
NM** Albuquerque $30,000 + NM PCF $200,000/600,000
NJ Newark $30,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
NV Las Vegas $30,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
NY Manhattan, NY $55,000 $1,300,000/$3,900,000
OH Columbus $25,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
OK Oklahoma City $20,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
OR Portland $20,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
PA Philadelphia $30,000 + MCARE $500,000/$1,500,000
RI Providence $20,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
SC Charleston $20,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
SD Sioux Falls $15,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
TN Nashville $20,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
TX* Houston $20,000 $200,000/$600,000
TX* Houston $25,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
UT Salt Lake City $20,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
VA Virginia Beach $25,000 $2,500,000/$7,500,000
VT Burlington $20,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
WA Seattle $20,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
WI Milwaukee $20,000 + PCF $1,000,000/$3,000,000
WV Charleston $25,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000
WY Cheyenne $25,000 $1,000,000/$3,000,000

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

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.

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