Friday, June 19, 2009

A Reason for Tort Reform

All this hullabaloo about health care for the most part ignores the high cost of malpractice insurance due to the threat of outrageous lawsuits from personal injury attorneys. Obama has been keeping a low pro on this issue although he did sign off on a tort reform bill while in the Illinois State Senate and may be using it now as a carrot to bring the Repubs to the table.

But it's doubtful he'll throw lawyers into the same dumpster as he did Wall Street bankers and brokers, nor will be discourage youngsters from making the law their profession despite the economic drain caused by frivolous lawsuits (or the threat thereof). As a result, legal gibberish reaches all-time highs every week as companies try to protect themselves from nearly every eventuality. Below is a snapshot of instructions from a new lawnmower regarding filling it with oil..

Did you catch the nonsense?


Debbie said...

Doctor have increased malpractice insurance year-after-year. It doubles, triples, etc. even if they are good doctors, never been sued, never been found guilty, doesn't matter. Obama made it clear that he is not going to put a cap on lawsuits, so it's going to be more of the same. Most doctors have to pay this themselves, no employer pays it for them.

Debbie Hamilton
Right Truth

A.C. McCloud said...

And the media have been fairly silent on this aspect so far. Hopefully ABC, while they inhabit the Blue Room, will pin down the president on this point because I don't think true health care reform can occur without tort reform.