The American Association for Justice has published a primer on the medical malpractice debate. It comprehensively shows how special interest groups have perpetuated myths in an effort to strip Americans of their rights in order to pad their profits. Here are some of the findings:
- Myth #1: There are too many “frivolous” malpractice lawsuits
- Myth #2: Malpractice claims drive up health care costs.
- Myth #3: Doctors are fleeing.
- Myth #4: Malpractice claims drive up doctors’ premiums.
- Myth #5: Tort reform will lower insurance rates.
It is widely accepted that approximately 98,000 Americans die every year as a result of medical errors. That’s like two 747 airplanes full of passengers crashing to the ground every day for a year. Yet, some legislators want to strip innocent victims of their constitutional rights, including limiting their recoveries, instead of focusing on preventing future errors.
Our leaders should be fighting for safer drugs, safer hospitals, better medical practices, and a safer American health system. We must put people over profits.
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Mr. Zambri is Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC and has been rated by Washingtonian magazine as a "Big Gun" and among the "top 1%" of all lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area. The magazine also describes him as "one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers" whose practice is dedicated to handling catastrophic personal injury matters, including medical malpractice actions stemming from defective or dangerous medications and medical errors. He has also been named a "DC Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyer magazine (March/April 2009)–a national publication that honors the top lawyers in America. If you need a patient advocate, we recommend that you read an article about medical malpractice claims authored by senior partner Salvatore Zambri.
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