Medical malpractice lawsuits are the primary tool injured patients can use to hold responsible the doctors who hurt them. Whether a patient is injured by a missed diagnosis, a misdiagnosis, a healthcare provider error, or a hospital-related infection, medical malpractice suits provide a way for those who are proven to be at fault for an injury to be held financially responsible. Unfortunately the powerful insurance and medical lobbies have convinced large swaths of both our government and the public that “tort reform” is a good idea. So-called “tort reform” would be better named “rights limitation” or “rights elimination,” as that is what it actually is. Tort reform measures are designed to take away or limit regular people’s rights to due professionals and companies who hurt them. Missouri’s Supreme Court was a leader in striking down some of these measures as unconstitutional, but unfortunately it appears that Missouri has again passed measures stripping patients of their rights.
Missouri Passed A Medical Malpractice Damage Cap that Hurts Patients