Medical Malpractice Essay by Peter Pen

Medical Malpractice
This paper discusses the problems of medical malpractice especially errors in prescribing prescription drugs.
# 61952 | 1,385 words | 3 sources | APA | 2005
Published on Nov 01, 2005 in Law (Tort) , Medical and Health (Public Health Issues)

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This paper explains that the FDA and numerous other organizations report that prescriptions drugs cause an enormous number of preventable injuries and death resulting in "cap" laws, a rise in insurance costs, regulations on physicians and the death of innumerable innocent civilians. The author points out that, on the other hand, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office finds that the costs associated with malpractice-buying insurance and paying out damage awards-amounts to less than two percent of America's skyrocketing healthcare expenses. The paper stresses that the problem of malpractice will not cease without the help of well trained doctors, honest and just politicians and insurance workers who value their customers.

From the Paper:

"In light of numerous large payouts associated with medical malpractice, President George W. Bush called for strict limits on medical malpractice suits, including a "cap of $250,000 on what victims and their families could recover for non-economic damages." He also inflicted an attack on lawyers fees, including a drop from thirty percent, to twenty on cases less than 600K. On cases exceeding 600K, he dropped twenty percent to fifteen percent. Now, let's look more in-depth. When taking on a malpractice suit, it immediately throws the victim and lawyer into a David and Goliath situation, and in light of Bush's bill, "David has lost his sling.""

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