Many citizens and almost everyone in the medical profession is quite concerned with the escalating costs of malpractice insurance and the number of medical malpractice lawsuits. Most people in the medical profession would agree, that the legal profession only exists because the medical profession is there to feed on for these legal eagles, and top litigating attorneys. In a way, they might be right, although that is a sad state of affairs for every citizen and everybody that needs medical help.
It is estimated that 35 to 45% of whatever you pay on your medical bills is attributed to the insurance costs, or the additional paperwork, or the additional tasks that doctors must do to try to avoid medical malpractice lawsuits. If somehow we could cut out these legal filings against doctors, or make them much more difficult to file, we could perhaps fix the medical industry and drop the cost nearly 50%.
This is not to say that some medical mistakes are not clearly problematic, and should not be dealt with. Rather, we need to turn the tables on medical malpractice. And believe it or not, it is not just about doctors anymore, many attorneys are going after nurses, because the doctors are now represented by defense medical malpractice attorneys that are quite good.
Every nurse in every hospital is also covered under medical malpractice because the HMO, hospital, or medical facility can afford to take the hit in case there’s a problem. This causes the nurses to spend lots of extra time doing paperwork when they could be helping other medical clients. This again raises the cost, and we all end up paying for it. Please consider all this. But