As medical malpractice attorneys who represent victims of medical negligence and their families, we encourage you to contact your representatives to keep medical malpractice reform out of the health care bill. Proponents of medical malpractice reform argue that reform will drastically cut health care costs, however, in 2005, the Congressional Budget Office found that medical malpractice claims account for “less than 2 percent” of health care spending. Medical malpractice reform would limit a patients’ rights to seek justice in the event that they are harmed or injured while receiving medical care. Reform would also make it much more difficult to hold negligent hospitals and health care workers accountable for their mistakes.
It is important to take action against medical malpractice reform. One way to do so is to contact your federal representatives. You can also send an email to the White House by clicking here.