Medical Malpractice Notice

Dear Patient:

Due to the extremely high cost of insurance premiums in the State of Florida, many surgeons, especially general surgeons, have made the rational decision to be self-insured for any potential malpractice claims that might be made.  Florida law requires that any physician making this decision provide their patients with notice of this decision.  

Please be aware that this decision to not carry malpractice insurance does not affect your ability or legal right to file a claim. Below is the Notice we are required by law to provide to you.

 

THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED PURSUANT TO FLORIDA LAW

 

UNDER FLORIDA LAW, PHYSICIANS ARE GENERALLY REQUIRED TO CARRY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE INSURNACE OR OTHERWISE DEMONSTRATE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY TO COVER POTENTIAL CLAIMS FOR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE. YOUR DOCTOR HAS DECIDED NOT TO CARRY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE INSURANCE.  
THIS IS PERMITTED UNDER FLORIDA LAW SUBJECT TO CERTAIN CONDITIONS.  FLORIDA LAW IMPOSES PENALTIES AGAINST NONINSURED PHYSICIANS WHO FAIL TO SATISFY ADVERSE JUDGMENTS ARISING FROM CLAIMS OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE.