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Radical? Malpractice Reform Idea

A radical idea:

More than half of every dollar goes to cover the cost of litigation, rather than to the injured and their families.

Ironically, the medical malpractice system is inordinately focused on whether someone was at fault when an injury or accident occurs. Of the estimated 187,000 deaths and 6 million injuries that occur in hospitals each year, about one in four are considered negligent (malpractice).

via Malpractice Law Is Bad for Your Health – John C. Goodman – Page 1.

The basic idea is that if a person is injured or even killed during medical treatment they or their family receives automatic compensation. No trial, no looking to place blame, no attorneys and the money goes to the injured party not lawyers and courts.

Health-care reform that does not include liability reform is not serious.

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