George W. Bush is pushing an aggressive agenda for reforming medical malpractice law, with a focus on capping the amount of damages patients can be awarded if their doctors harm them. But some advocates suggest a completely different reform: "health courts." These jury-less courts would deal only with medical claims and be administered by trained healthcare professionals. This, supporters argue, might improve healthcare by providing quicker resolution to malpractice suits and limiting frivolous claims.Link...
Monday, March 21, 2005
I'm a little late in getting to this, but an interesting debate is taking place at Legal Affairs magazine:
Posted by admin at 3/21/2005 04:38:00 PM