Medical Malpractice in Florida

The Associated Press has an article on medical malpractice cases in Florida that says it all with the title: “Another good year for medical malpractice insurers.” The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation reports that malpractice insurance companies have enjoyed profitability for six consecutive years in Florida and that the average return on surplus for them in 2009 was 6.6 percent.

When these glorious profits are reduced, when these insurance companies fall into the inevitable ebb and flow of profit years and leaner years, we will instantly have ourselves another full blown medical malpractice crisis.