Medical Malpractice lawsuits are a check and balance on the medical system. Statistics show and we would estimate that medical errors cause more than a quarter million deaths in this country annually (that doesn't include millions of other medical errors that go unreported or are not large enough to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit for). Without lawsuits, we're lucky if doctors get fined $10,000.00 and get a 'slap on the wrist" for operating on the wrong part of the body.
Now Congress is trying to reduce this one main check and balance on the medical profession by reducing the amount that victim's families (and victims themselves) can get in a medical malpractice case. If this passes, it will result in more medical malpractice occurring. You can help stop this by writing to your Congressmen. And please share this with anyone and everyone you know. Here's where you can contact them.
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The article is written by: Steve Sternberg, as seen on usnews.com