The University of Buffalo’s news center claims that tort reform will not cut medical costs and improve health care unless the government addresses the number of medical errors that victimize hundreds of patients every year. A researcher is critical of health care reform efforts that do not address the far-reaching problem of medical errors. Finding a rate to curb medical errors will not only reduce medical malpractice suits but also save lives. The Institute of Medicine concludes that about 98,000 Americans died from unnecessary medical error in 2000 alone. The researcher believes that the federal government should adopt recommendations to prevent such medical error instead of focusing on tort reform. To read more about the medical malpractice research, please click the link.