It’s Election Day So Please Vote and Read This Article “No Accountability = No Safety: How Tort Reform Endangers Us All”
Posted on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 at 6:33 am
On this election day, Lawrence & Associates would like you to take 5 minutes out of your day to read this article before you vote today. The article helps to show that there isn’t a “medical liability crisis” and that the number of medical negligence claims has always been small and getting smaller. The articles exposes that it really is just moneyed interests that want “tort reform” which can potentially endanger any of us who will be visiting a doctor or a hospital in the future.
The following excerpts come from No Accountability = No Safety: How Tort Reform Endangers Us All by Vanessa B. Cantley from this September’s Issue of Bench & Bar Magazine…
Preventable medical errors kill about 98,000 Americans annually according to the institute of Medicine.
The number of Americans killed or seriously injured by completely preventable medical errors every single year numbers in the hundreds of thousands.
“We have an epidemic of medical malpractice, not of malpractice lawsuits.” said University of Pennsylvania Law Professor Tom Baker. So-called tort “reform” – including this medical review panel bill – is a solution in search of a problem. And, it isn’t even a solution, because it will lead to less accountability in Kentucky’s hospitals and other medical facilities.
Please read the full article that includes almost a full page of reference at the end…