Hundreds of thousands of people die every year from mistakes in a hospital yet lawmakers seek to take on tort reform. Lawmakers may find Tort reform appealing as it may lower medical costs across the board, but there are many factors to consider. If a doctor is performing surgery and makes a mistake that costs a patient irreparable harm, there is no current limit on the amount of damages that the patient may seek by federal law. This leads to more severe Tort or lawsuit cases. Those expenses then get extended to future patients in the form of medical costs.
While tort or medical malpractice reform may lower costs overall, those, who are left damaged at the hands of doctors or other medical professionals, may be left without acceptable compensation. Being injured at a hospital, by a doctor, and being left without enough financial compensation to treat your injuries is tragic. If you or a loved one are the victims of medical malpractice, call the experienced attorneys at Needham Kepner & Fish. Our medical malpractice lawyers are ready to take on your case, just call us at 408-956-6949.