The American Association of Justice (AAJ) todayreleased a new report entitled “Five Myths about Medical Negligence” that challenges what it claims arethe myths about medical malpractice reform including 1) there are too many frivolous suits; 2) medical malpractice lawsuits drive up healthcare costs; 3) doctors are fleeing because of medical malpractice lawsuits; 4) medical malpractice claims drive up premiums; and 5) tort reform will lower insurance rates. You can view AAJ President Anthony Tarricone’s article on the Huffington Post. It is enlightening and on the mark as to the fallacy of those arguments asserted by large industries and the Republicans seeking to amend the health care legislation to include various limits on malpractice claims.
The attorneys at Belsky, Weinberg & Horowitz are opposed to further caps on malpractice claims. As has been explained in other posts, the current scheme of caps on malpractice claims in Maryland is unfair and uniquely deprives malpractice victims of the damages other personal injury victims are entitled to collect.