FLORIDA DOCTORS – “sign here please”

http://www.sptimes.com/2007/03/01/State/Last_insurance__fix__.shtml

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?

Lauren Ellerman

Lauren Ellerman

In 2011, Lauren Ellerman was named "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her work in the community. To speak with Lauren about your personal injury case, contact her at lellerman@frithlawfirm.com.