FLORIDA DOCTORS – “sign here please”
Wow – Now I understand the concern that lawsuits cause increase insurance premiums for physicians. I believe the real reason insurance rates increase are because insurance companies want to keep their profit margins high, but that is irrelevant to a new trend in Florida. Doctors ask their patients to sign a release, prior to the care. No release, no doctor. No – I am serious. What will be next? Refusal to treat without a release? I have heard that some physicians refuse to treat attorneys that take plaintiff cases. It is interesting – at least something to think about – is healthcare really about to approach that path?