In today's environment, it has never been more critical for physicians to maintain protection against allegations of medical malpractice. Defense costs have skyrocketed and medical malpractice settlements and judgments have reached an all-time high. Without the right
medical malpractice insurance
protecting you, a financial blow of that magnitude could be devastating.
The Doctors Company was founded by physicians in 1976 in response to a crisis in insurance affordability and availability. Today, we are the nation's leading physician-owned medical malpractice insurance provider. More than 21,000 physicians across the country have chosen us to safeguard them against allegations of medical malpractice.
With a broad range of specialties represented on our physician-dominated Board of Governors, we possess a unique insight into a medical professional's needs. Our physician leaders give us a comprehensive, firsthand understanding of the liability issues that affect each specialty.
Our aggressive claims defense strategies resolve more than 80 percent of claims against our physician-insureds without indemnity payments. Of the few claims against our doctors that do go to trial, an average of 85 percent result in victories for the defense. Our exceptional combination of medical, legal, and claims expertise is backed by solid financial strength and an unwavering commitment to protecting the practice of good medicine for physicians nationwide.
We have been selected as the preferred
professional liability carrier
by many prestigious medical organizations and societies, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the American College of Physicians, the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the University HealthSystem Consortium. We have earned these exclusive endorsements and sponsorships through our commitment to the practice of good medicine and for our dedication to the physicians we represent.