Insurance Companies Don't Want to be Held Responsible for Doctors' Mistakes

11/17/2008 | Unfair Insurance Practices/Bad Faith

More and more, healthcare providers are attempting to take away a patient's right to seek compensation if the doctor makes a mistake that causes the patient injury.  Most of us regular people have to take responsibility for our actions.  If you cause a wreck, someone is likely to make a claim against your insurance.  But for some reason, doctor's (read "really their insurance companies") don't want to be responsible for their mistakes when they injure or kill someone becuase of malpractice and they are forcing their patients to sign documents agreeing to waive their right to file a lawsuit in the future or they won't provide medical treatment.  Don't do it!!
Here is a very interesting article on it from a Florida newspaper.
Hans