Brooklyn ob-gyn Dr. Jacqueline Perlman tells the Post, "I've decided to retire from obstetrics. It breaks my heart. Malpractice costs are a big part of it. It's a very sad story." Obstetricians are considered high-risk and her insurance was canceled—and even though she never had a malpractice suit or settlement, a new insurer wanted $160,000/year. Plus, she said "her income has dropped by 20 percent" as the malpractice costs have gone up.