Obstetricians may avoid births due to lawsuit threats
New Orleans Times-Picayune, March 27, 2008
In the near future, medical malpractice insurance for obstetricians and gynecologists could become so expensive that only hospitals could afford coverage for birthings. Ob-gyns face sky-high medical malpractice premiums and the possibility of those rates doubling or tripling if they lose a major malpractice case. The trend has caused many of them to rethink their practice or leave the field.