Am I Receiving Just Compensation for Malpractice?

Posted on December 03, 2014 by Shapiro Law Group

Victims of medical malpractice are receiving less and less compensation for their troubles. Since 1992, every state has experienced a massive dropoff in the amount of claims that physicians have paid. Nationally, doctors have paid malpractice victims 57 percent less than they used to.

The average number of claims against physicians has fallen, as well. As it currently stands, the average doctor will never have to face a malpractice payout. There are a few reasons for this.


A total of 31 states have placed caps on medical malpractice payouts, and many states without caps have changed court rules to limit the amount of money paid out in non-economic damages. These rule changes include lowering the required coverage that physicians must purchase and restricting the plaintiff’s ability to choose where the trials will take place. As medical malpractice claims become less lucrative, they become less desirable for lawyers to take on. The result of these changes is that victims of malpractice have a much smaller chance of ever having their case heard, and on the off chance that they win, their rewards are dramatically slashed.

How Can I Receive the Compensation I Am Owed for Malpractice Suffering?

Richard M. Shapiro has witnessed the depersonalization of the medical field over the course of the last 30 years. His sympathy for victims of malpractice stems from a long history of legal work and an upbringing by doctors. As unfair as these malpractice caps are, Richard M. Shapiro still proudly represents victims of malpractice. If you have suffered as a result of a doctor’s actions, you could be entitled to compensation. Please contact our law office to schedule a consultation.

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