New York Physicians Finding Things a Lot Better in Texas
Side Note: They say things are bigger and better in Texas and this is true for New York physicians who relocate to the Lone Star State. Due to tort reform legislation, known at Prop 12, that went into effect in 2003 in Texas, physicians are flocking to Texas. The article below provides some great statistics on just how true this is –especially with New Yorkers. The article details the exact number of NY physicians who have made the move to Texas since 2003 and the dramatic differences in the medical malpractice insurance rates between the states. Together, New York and Texas illustrate the broad spectrum of the state of medicine and how it can vary dramatically.
If you would like to compare the New York med mal policy rates with Texas med mal policy rates for yourself, they are available on our site. We have a list of medical liability insurance rates by state across various specialties and carriers going back the last 10 years, just for your reference.
If you are a New York physician, MyMedicalMalpracticeInsurance.com may be able to lower your New York med mal rates. If you are a Texas physician, we may be able to lower your Texas med mal rates, too. Contact us today and find out.
Thanks for the doctors, New York
By JOSEPH M. NIXON
Last Updated: August 17, 2011
Dr. Jackelinne Pilar Villalobos was one of Brooklyn’s few female English and Spanish-speaking obstetricians. She loved the city and her patients, and never wanted to leave — but 18 months ago, she moved to Houston, where we’re delighted to have her.
Villalobos’ journey to Texas began in 2003, when our Legislature reformed Texas’ legal system — including sweeping medical-malpractice reforms. Back then, doctors in New York and Texas were paying about the same for medical-liability insurance. In Villalobos’ case, it was more than $100,000.