Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Malpractice insurance disclosure too great a burden for lawyers
In a hilarious post from White Coat's Call Room, the Texas Supreme Court has asked the State Bar of Texas whether it would be too great a burden for lawyers if they had to disclose to their clients whether they carried professional liability insurance or not. Mind you, this doesn't mean the lawyers have to spend thousands of dollars and actually pay for insurance. This is just about whether they should tell their clients if they carried it. The outcry among the legal community is deliciously ironic. The complaints range from the inability of small practices to buy expensive insurance to having insurance will invite more frequent and bigger lawsuits. You can go to the post to read the complaints.