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Medical Malpractice Insurance

As a healthcare provider, you've spent your life working to help others—but if you make a mistake, you could end up facing a medical malpractice lawsuit. With the average jury award just under $800,000, medical malpractice insurance could be the only thing standing between you and having to close down your entire practice.

However, these cases can be difficult to resolve. As noted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, quite a lot of funding goes into investigating claims and determining whether or not malpractice occurred. If it didn't, then patients often have no basis for a lawsuit.

If a patient does have a basis for a claim, Bethany Insurance Agency agents will work with you throughout the defense process to help cover losses in the event you're found liable for malpractice. Remember, there are no forms of medicine that are immune to malpractice suits. Whether you're a general practitioner or a dedicated specialist, there's always the chance of something going wrong, and more frequently, patients believing you did something wrong.

 

Medical Malpractice Coverage

Medical malpractice policies cover liability associated with any form of wrongful practice (intentional or not), with a particular emphasis on bodily injury, property damage, and medical expenses. They also cover defending against lawsuits related to these (many of which can take more than a year to reach a successful conclusion).

There are two major types of coverage:

·         Occurrence policies cover against losses that happen during the period that a policy was in force, since many people may not file suit for more than a year after the alleged malpractice incident. Once the suit is filed, it may take more than two years to resolve.

·         Claims Made policies cover any claims that are made during the time the policy is in force (and usually for a set period of time afterward, in the case of ongoing litigation).

A majority of malpractice cases can and will be settled out of court, without ever having to risk the high claims of a trial. Bethany Insurance Agency agents try to work towards this outcome whenever they can—settlements rarely happen until late in the process, but they allow for lower payouts when necessary. This helps us keep your premiums low, and protects you from the anxiety (and interruption of your business) that a trial can bring.

Be sure you know which type of medical malpractice insurance you have and how long it covers you for, since this can determine whether or not you have any coverage at all if a suit is brought against you. If you're not sure how long you'll need coverage for, one of our agents can talk with you about your plans for the future and how much insurance you need.

1. Goguen, David. "National Medical Malpractice Statistics." MedicalMalpractice.com. Accessed April 20, 2016. http://www.medicalmalpractice.com/national-medical-malpractice-facts.cfm.

2. "Medical Professional Liability Insurance." Accessed April 20, 2016. http://www.naic.org/cipr_topics/topic_med_mal.htm.

3. "What Percentage Of Medical Malpractice Cases Settle Versus Go To Trial." Lawyer Locator. Accessed April 20, 2016. http://www.lawyerlocator.com/medical-malpractice/percentage-of-cases-settled-versus-trial/.

Bethany Insurance Agency

190 E Arrow Hwy Unit I,

San Dimas, CA 91773

Main office: (909) 305-0070
Fax: (909) 305-0087

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tues: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wed: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thurs: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sat: By Appointment
Sun: Closed

Our Providers

Testimonials

Michael, Daniel and the rest of the staff are great to work with. By far the best insurance agents my office has ever had the pleasure of working with. There customer service is second to none and their rates are very competitive. I couldn't ask for anything more. These guys really are the best. I would recommend giving them a call.
Sam from Costa Mesa
We have had our insurance business with Bethany Insurance for a number of years and always receive awesome service. On our last renewal, Mike S helped us save even more while keeping our same coverage. I highly recommend Bethany Insurance and have several family members doing business with them. Thank you Mike and Bethany Insurance.
A M. from Glendora
These guys are awesome! I was referred to Daniel through one of my closest friends. Daniel initially started my car insurance quote when I was fed up with my last agency. Everyone here is super friendly. Someone is always available to take my call. When Daniel wasn't around to help, Chris was able to assist. All of them are super knowledgeable and helped me switch services easily. I called and emailed Chris a lot to get all my paperwork handled. I'm surprised they didn't refuse my business. Jk. They were so helpful that I switched my bros' and dad's insurance policies to them too. Definitely happy they helped. They made the process super easy.
Amy P. from Santa Ana
I'm a mortgage broker and I need a place to refer all my clients, and Michael Shehata has been my number 1 guy. I tell my clients they can shop around and look for the best deal, but I already have. I refer everyone to Mike at Bethany and he never disappoints to beat anyone's rates and service. I would recommend him to all my friends and family as well. Thank You Bethany!
Andrew Y. from Anaheim
I dont go to yelp and post reviews unless it is 5 or 1. I was given a Home Insurance quote for $500 by some other agency initially and Michael from Bethany reviewed it with me to inform that it had minimal coverage. And they also helped me get a quote when Mercury rejected it due to fire hazard issues. Helping me evaluate or smoothen the process is the best value Bethany provides. I will refer Bethany to as many as ​I ​ can.
Leela Krishna K. from Cerritos