Tort Reform Would Remove Check on Medical Malpractice


My friend Herb Friedman has an excellent column in the Lincoln Journal Star saying that tort reform in medical malpractice claims would remove the checks currently in place on medical treatment.

Friedman states, “Malpractice amounts to less than 2 percent of health care spending, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The CBO has estimated that even a reduction of 25 to 30 percent in malpractice costs would lower health care costs only 0.4 to 0.5 percent.” “Do not be misled. If the civil justice system is destroyed through "tort reform," there will be no check on misconduct and no compensation for those who are injured.”

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