Is NCMIC's reputation for fighting cases important? We believe it is, and so do many top malpractice defense attorneys.
by Mike Whitmer in Malpractice Insurance on Thursday, April 7, 2016
It sends a powerful signal to plaintiff attorneys who are contacted by patients wanting to sue. Because many plaintiff attorneys take their cases on a contingency basis, they get paid only if they win or receive a settlement for their client. It's expensive to prepare for trial, and with a company known for fighting, a quick settlement becomes a less desirable option for them.
Top malpractice defense attorney June Baker Laird explains that an early, aggressive evaluation and investigation of a claim is essential in obtaining the best resolution possible of a case.
NCMIC’s aggressive approach means “We are not going to sit back and let the plaintiff attorney throw punches and we counterpunch, but rather the defense goes on the offense,” explains attorney Joe Fasi. “This lets the opposition know that this is not a ‘roll over,’ and they are going to be forced to meet their burden of proof,” he adds.
Hear what these attorneys have to say.
The NCMIC Approach to an Aggressive Defense
At NCMIC, we want to discourage attorneys who want to take a marginal case looking for a quick settlement with no real intention of preparing a case for trial. It’s NCMIC's goal to maintain this strong reputation that we don't settle a claim just to get rid of it. We believe our doctors’ reputations and careers are too important for that, and our aggressive defense of malpractice cases is just another example of how at NCMIC “We Take Care of Our Own®.”
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