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Medical Malpractice Insurance in Mount Vernon WA & Skagit County WA

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, WAFD Insurance Group Inc. 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. WAFD Insurance Group Inc. 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/.

Our Locations

Mount Vernon Office

1503 Riverside Dr
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Main office: 360-424-4559
Toll free: 800-562-2555

Adobe Insurance Agency (Truth or Consequences Office)

304 S. Foch St
Truth or Consequences, NM 87901
Main office: 575-894-2468

Arthur Insurance (Angel Fire Office)

3417 Hwy 434
Angel Fire, NM 87710
Main office: 575-377-2347

Arthur Insurance (Raton Office)

126 S. Third St
Raton, NM 87740
Main office: 575-445-5526

Boise Office

2304 N. Cole Rd Ste. C
Boise, ID 83704
Main office: 208-377-4433

BS&T Insurance

7906 Menual Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Main office: 505-369-1900

CAL/OR Insurance Specialists (Brookings Office)

16389 Highway 101 S
Brookings, OR 97415
Main office: 541-469-3510

Eugene Office

409 River Ave
Eugene, OR 97404
Main office: 541-687-1911

Homedale Office

9 East Idaho Ave
Homedale, ID 83628
Main office: 208-337-3161

La Pine Office

51535 S Huntington Rd
La Pine, OR 97739
Main office: 555-555-5555

Las Vegas Office

1880 Warm Springs Rd, Ste 140
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Main office: 702-798-6690

Montgomery Insurance Agency (Carlsbad Office)

203 W Mermod
Carlsbad, NM 88220
Main office: 575-725-2110

Pacific Insurance Partners (Forest Grove Office)

1909 Cedar St
Forest Grove, OR 97116
Main office: 503-357-7111

Seattle Office

611 S. Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98104
Main office: 360-424-4559
Toll free: 800-562-2555

Thomas & Associates Insurance Brokers (Stanwood Office)

9715 271st St NW
Stanwood, WA 98292
Main office: 360-629-2103

Tucumcari Office

214 Second St.
Tucumcari, NM 88401
Main office: 575-461-1623

WAFD Insurance (Albuquerque Office)

7906 Menual Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Main office: 505-369-1900

WAFD Insurance Corporate Office

620 Morris St.
La Conner, WA 98257
Main office: 360-424-4559, ext. 1000

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