Hat Tip to one of our most vocal readers, Donna Baver Rovito, who pens the Liability Update. She let us know about an frank interview with the president of the Amer. Medical Assoc. Excerpts:
"The $250,000 (damages) caps that we've passed in the state of California stabilized (medical malpractice) premiums somewhat, but we still have this awful, awful system."
"Are we trying to give away money to people who have things happen to them, or are we trying to weed out negligence in care?"
"We have a system where 60 percent to 65 percent of the money in the system goes to trial lawyers (and cases are decided by) juries that can't even pronounce the (medical terms), or understand what's going on."
Read it all, here.