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Medical Malpractice Insurance in Canton, Massillon, and the Surrounding Area

As a healthcare provider, you've spent your life working to help others—but if you make a mistake, you could end up facing a medical malpractice lawsuit. With the average jury award just under $800,000, medical malpractice insurance could be the only thing standing between you and having to close down your entire practice.

However, these cases can be difficult to resolve. As noted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, quite a lot of funding goes into investigating claims and determining whether or not malpractice occurred. If it didn't, then patients often have no basis for a lawsuit.

If a patient does have a basis for a claim, DiStefano Insurance agents will work with you throughout the defense process to help cover losses in the event you're found liable for malpractice. Remember, there are no forms of medicine that are immune to malpractice suits. Whether you're a general practitioner or a dedicated specialist, there's always the chance of something going wrong, and more frequently, patients believing you did something wrong.

 

Medical Malpractice Coverage

Medical malpractice policies cover liability associated with any form of wrongful practice (intentional or not), with a particular emphasis on bodily injury, property damage, and medical expenses. They also cover defending against lawsuits related to these (many of which can take more than a year to reach a successful conclusion).

There are two major types of coverage:

·         Occurrence policies cover against losses that happen during the period that a policy was in force, since many people may not file suit for more than a year after the alleged malpractice incident. Once the suit is filed, it may take more than two years to resolve.

·         Claims Made policies cover any claims that are made during the time the policy is in force (and usually for a set period of time afterward, in the case of ongoing litigation).

A majority of malpractice cases can and will be settled out of court, without ever having to risk the high claims of a trial. DiStefano Insurance agents try to work towards this outcome whenever they can—settlements rarely happen until late in the process, but they allow for lower payouts when necessary. This helps us keep your premiums low, and protects you from the anxiety (and interruption of your business) that a trial can bring.

Be sure you know which type of medical malpractice insurance you have and how long it covers you for, since this can determine whether or not you have any coverage at all if a suit is brought against you. If you're not sure how long you'll need coverage for, one of our agents can talk with you about your plans for the future and how much insurance you need.

1. Goguen, David. "National Medical Malpractice Statistics." MedicalMalpractice.com. Accessed April 20, 2016. http://www.medicalmalpractice.com/national-medical-malpractice-facts.cfm.

2. "Medical Professional Liability Insurance." Accessed April 20, 2016. http://www.naic.org/cipr_topics/topic_med_mal.htm.

3. "What Percentage Of Medical Malpractice Cases Settle Versus Go To Trial." Lawyer Locator. Accessed April 20, 2016. http://www.lawyerlocator.com/medical-malpractice/percentage-of-cases-settled-versus-trial/.

Our Locations

DiStefano Insurance

2036 Locust St S
Canal Fulton, OH 44614
Main office: 330-680-5975
Toll free: 800-468-9558
Fax: 330-854-2481

Bendetta Insurance

610 N Main St
North Canton, OH 44720
Main office: 330-494-8400

Petit Insurance

203 N Portage St
Doylestown, OH 44230
Main office: 330-681-6031

Ungashick Insurance

4942 Higbee Ave. N.W.
Canton, OH 44718
Main office: 330-441-4352
Fax: 330-492-3660

United Group Alliance

2036 Locust St S
Canal Fulton, OH 44614
Main office: 330-529-5526
Toll free: 888-783-8773
Fax: 330-854-2481

Our Providers

Testimonials

"Dave has provided excellent service and great coverage for years and I expect for many years to come!"

David H. Canton, OH
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Loren M. Massillon, OH
"Congratulations DiStefano Insurance on great service! I have been a client for many years...and plan to keep it that way!"

John S. Massillon, OH
"We have been with DiStefano for 34 years and Lou has always been there for us!....Thanks!"

Dan H. North Lawrence, OH
"DiStefano Insurance has been taking care of our insurance needs for over ten years now and have been flawless in the handling of our ever changing insurance needs. Thanks to Lou DiStefano and his entire staff!"

Ed O. Canton, OH
"This 24 hour "office" is great. One more reason to be a part of the DiStefano family!"

Ann C. Canal Fulton, OH
"Wow, thinking about it I have been with you guys for 24 years now. A long time. And throughout the years I can't think of one issue you have not taken care to my complete satisfaction. So, thank you, and congratulations on your upgrade."

Ed S. Chagrin Falls, OH
"I was referred to Dave at DiStefano by a friend. I received such great service getting a quote and switching my insurance over that I referred a friend, who then switch to the DiStefano Agency for her insurance. I think that speaks for itself!"

Deborah C. Louisville, OH
"You certainly saved us money by analyzing our old policy and finding a new one that was added coverage and less costly. Thanks again and we will recommend you to our friends."

William G. Canal Fulton, OH
"We have been using Distephano insurance for home and auto since 2008 and it has been a great partnership. There has never really been any issues with claims or policy changes when needed."

James B. Canal Fulton, OH
"Since becoming clients of Distefano Insurance, they have been pros to be and saved us money. Kudos!!!"

Ann H. Columbus, OH
"A few years ago we changed policies on our home/auto. A technical glitch led to a need to resign the policy on a day I was working. Our agent met me on my mail route so I could sign the policy without missing work. Thanks!"

Robert K. North Lawrence, OH