New Jersey Makes it Hard for Doctors to do Business

Side note: Doctors in New Jersey face a double-edge sword of litigiousness. The state’s weak evidentiary standards make them vulnerable as both doctors, and as small business owners. Research shows that 1 in 5 small businesses in New Jersey will be sued. This, coupled with sky-high medical malpractice insurance rates, creates a hostile environment that is driving many doctors out of the state.

State’s doctors need tort reform

November 9, 2010

New Jersey’s medical professionals often wear multiple hats. In addition to practicing medicine in a state with comparatively high medical malpractice premiums and weak evidentiary standards, our shrinking pool of doctors are often small business owners who must navigate New Jersey’s challenging business climate. Think of your dentists, general practitioners and gynecologists.

It’s a difficult climate for any small business to operate in New Jersey, but doctors in private practice feel the effect of New Jersey’s abused civil justice system both as small business owners and as physicians.

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