Limiting Damages vs. Addressing Errors
In a press release dated April 14, 2011, President Obama acknowledged he is willing to contemplate reforms to the medical malpractice structure and look at options other than the repeal of his health care bill to bring down health care costs. He has placed medical malpractice reforms on the table in order to “rein in frivolous lawsuits,” says the LA Times. Previously, House Republicans proposed legislation with a $250,000 cap on pain and suffering damages caused by “any health care goods or services or any medical product.”
The debate continues about whether tort reform will have the health care savings it is intended to.
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Most Medical Malpractice Claims are Settled
People are often surprised to learn that most medical malpractice lawsuits are settled out of court. An insurance company’s purpose is to assess risk and pay settlement when negligence is proven. Tort reform will alleviate their financial risk — but who then will that risk fall upon? Tort reform would lead to an astronomical increase in medical malpractice trials in South Carolina, as well as the nation. American citizens would need to pay new taxes to afford the increased volume of medical malpractice trials. Both the doctor and the insurance company would be thankful if the populous would take their responsibilities away!
Of course, that’s just one medical malpractice attorney’s opinion.