Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Study shows the obvious in med mal cases

An article published in Forbes.com a few days ago states that a new study shows "convincing evidence that once the legislature [in Mississippi] made it harder to sue. . . , lawyers responded by filing fewer suits."  Well, duh!  Do you really need a study for that?!  You make it more difficult to file, you are going to have fewer filings... Again, Duh!

But here is a more interesting quote:   "If tort reform doesn’t explain the lower number of suits, why else are more doctors drawing fewer claims of malpractice? Medicine didn’t suddenly get safer in Mississippi in 2003."

So, medicine did not get any safer, yet the Legislature has made it more difficult for people who get hurt because of that unsafe medicine to recover.  Is that really a good result?

No comments: