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There is No Need for More Medical Malpractice Tort Reform

Currently tort reform laws exist in nearly every state. These laws make it more different for average people who have endured medical error to sue those responsible. It is evident that the tort reform movement was created and funded by insurance companies and the medical profession and backed by conservative “think-tanks.” However, what they fail to remember is that tort reforms always hurt patients, consumers and average people. Recently two families with severely disabled teenaged boys traveled to the nation’s capital to plead that Congress does not enact tort reform. One teenage is blind and brain damaged after he was a victim of medical negligence at the age of two. A jury awarded his family $7.1 million in non-economic damages for his life of suffering. However, the judge was forced to reduce the amount to $250,000 because of medical malpractice caps. The jury foreman was so outraged that he wrote a scathing letter to the newspaper. Currently, the medical profession has more liability protection than any profession in the nation. They do not need any more. To read more about the tort reform, please click the link.