A 2005 medical reform law is facing major controversy between its supporters (doctors, hospitals, and members of the insurance industry) and those lawmakers calling the reform a failure. The law requires a three-member screening panel before a medical malpractice issue can be taken to trial. The panel was intended to reduce medical malpractice insurance. People against this law find it unfair injured patients may not have an opportunity for their case to be heard. These pre-trial panels are also very costly and place a large burden on the patients. Many say this unfairly favors doctors. If you find yourself faced with a medical malpractice issue, you may want to contact an attorney.
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