Daschle: Tort Retorm Necessary in Health Care Bill
Chuck Mullins, a partner at Coxwell and Associates located in Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi has handled medical malpractice cases, nursing home abuse cases and other cases involving negligent medical care. Recently, Former U.S. Senator Tom Daschle proclaimed that more tort reform is needed in order to keeps medical malpractice costs down. Mr. Daschle says doctors are ordering more tests on patients and running up the cost of medical bills just to make sure that they don’t get sued. How is this bad if doctors are taking extra steps to make sure you and your family members are healthy? Perhaps Mr. Daschle needs to study recent reports that show in each of the years 2000, 2001, and 2002 there were 195,000 hospital deaths due to potentially preventable medical errors. Perhaps if additional tests had been ordered then these people would have lived. Another study showed that 98,000 people die each year due to medical errors and that it should be considered a national epidemic.
Given these studies, why can’t we do more to protect those who have suffered from medical negligence instead of protecting those who have committed medical negligence? If you or your loved one have suffered a serious personal injury due to medical negligence or medical malpractice, call Chuck Mullins at Coxwell and Associates. Here is the story:
WASHINGTON (AP) – Former Sen. Tom Daschle says controlling the cost of malpractice insurance will have to be a part of the Obama administration’s overhaul of the health care system.
The onetime Democratic leader in the Senate said he believes “tort reform is going to be on the table,” and that it’s important that all “stakeholders” in the looming debate be given a chance to be heard.
Daschle also said in an interview Monday on CBS’s “The Early Show” that he thinks a significant portion of an estimated $76 billion in unnecessary annual health care costs can be attributed to doctors ordering extra tests and taking extra precautions to make sure “they aren’t sued.” Daschle was President Barack Obama’s first choice for secretary of health and human services, but withdrew his name in a controversy over his personal finances.
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