Texas attorney Joseph M. Nixon’s piece in the New York Post this week tells the story of two New York doctors who fled New York’s horrendous legal climate for doctor-friendly Texas, where medical liability rates are much lower. New York taxpayers paid to educate and train these doctors, but New York law forced them to practice somewhere else.
Since 2003, medical liability rates in New York have increased more than 60 percent; in Texas, they’ve dropped by 54 percent. According to the Texas Medical Board records, since September 2003, when Texas voters approved the Proposition 12 medical-liability reforms 1,271 New York physicians have begun practicing in Texas.
New York needs these medical-liability reforms before ALL of our doctors leave the state!