Vermont is moving closer to a malpractice crisis
“Vermont’s largest malpractice insurance carrier will raise rates for emergency room physicians by 69 percent, oncologists by 46 percent and family care obstetricians 38 percent. Medical Mutual Insurance Co. of Maine will also raise rates for radiologists, urologists and surgical podiatrists more than 30 percent. Overall, the average rate increase is 19.7 percent; the new prices take effect in July . . .
. . . ‘There is no physician that is not going to pass the increased cost onto their patients,’ said Dr. David Butsch, a general surgeon at the Central Vermont Medical Center.”