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.”

Please see full article below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Robert Kraft, Kraft & Associates | Attorney Advertising

Written by:


Kraft & Associates on:

Readers' Choice 2017
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.