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Medical Malpractice Insurance in Santa Clarita, CA and Los Angeles County

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, Carlos Villalobos Insurance Agency Inc. 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. Carlos Villalobos Insurance Agency Inc. 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 Location

Carlos Villalobos Insurance Agency Inc.

25001 The Old Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91381
Main office: 661-255-8282
Toll free: 800-750-5552
Fax: 661-255-8786

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Testimonials

As a licensed insurance sales director I've worked with hundreds of agents during the past 25 plus years. I can say without reservation, Carlos and his team are absolutely top shelf! In the simplest terms, efficiency coupled with courtesy.

Robert G.
The Carlos Villalobos team is always there when I need them. They are very kind and efficient.

John S.
The best insurance agency around! Anything you need assistance with they are on top of it. And they have your best interests in mind! We never have to worry about our insurance policies, which we have both personal and business with Carlos Villalobos Insurance Agency. Couldn't imagine being with any other company!

Nicholas H.
I have had the pleasure of having Carlos do all of my company's insurance plans since the day I opened ten years ago. Carlos and his staff have been one of the reasons for my success. I have found the rates to not only be competitive , but the best I could find with my due diligence. His staff is effective , polite , and most importantly to me , available , even on the weekends and after hours.

Stephen R.
We have been Carlos Villalobo's customers for more than 30 years. He has always provided as a professional and personalized service. We really recommend his Agency for your insurance needs.

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