Healthcare costs have been on the rise, and this important issue has led
to a number of different lawmakers suggesting different methods of trying
to curtail the problem. Political leaders often blame medical malpractice
lawsuits as major contributors to higher healthcare costs, with many legislators
making “tort reform” a key part of their campaigns.
However, attorney David C. Rash recently weighed in on this issue and argued
for something different—focusing more on increasing patient safety
by removing lawsuit protections from doctors rather than making it more
difficult for patients who are wronged or harmed to obtain justice they
an editorial penned for the
Miami Herald, Attorney Rash writes “Defensive medicine? How about safe medicine?
This community should expect and deserves safe medicine.”
Attorney Rash took particular issue with an article written by Dr. Ira
Jacobson, which was published back on January 4th. Dr. Jacobson argued that healthcare could be fixed by targeting “greedy”
and “frivolous” medical malpractice suits. However, Attorney
Rash points out that the alleged “medical malpractice crisis”
often cited by tort reform supporters, has been found by the Florida Supreme
Court to have no supporting evidence whatsoever!
In fact, Attorney Rash points out that quite the opposite is true. He writes:
“Doctors in Florida, and most other states, have always received
special interest protections from legislatures, including laws that not
only make malpractice lawsuits extremely onerous and expensive for victims
and their survivors, but also that limit the damages recovered.”
So rather than focus on the medical malpractice suits, which exist purely
to protect the victims of negligent behavior, Attorney Rash argues that
we should instead focus on increasing patient safety by holding these
doctors accountable in the community. “The Seventh Amendment to
the Constitution guarantees the right to a jury trial. Why should doctors
get special treatment? No other profession does,” he said, while
emphasizing that a jury should decide whether or not a doctor has broken
patient safety rules designed to protect patients from harm.
If you have recently been injured or suffered a new condition after being
medically treated, you may be entitled to compensation.
David C. Rash, P.A. may be able to assist you in pursuing this compensation through compassionate
and aggressive representation. As a Florida medical malpractice attorney,
Mr. Rash has helped numerous clients obtain the compensation they need
and deserve after they have been wrongfully impacted by the negligence
of a professional they trusted to treat them.
Get help with your case by calling David C. Rash, P.A. at 954-914-7116.
Ask for a free consultation!