Opinion: Medical Errors Hidden in PA
We've enjoyed the lively banter taking place in the Philadelphia Daily News, where the letters to the editor are getting heated.
It all started when a counter-punch was thrown after a doc talked of rising med-mal insurance rates—we covered it here. Now the head of the Pennsylvania trial Lawyers Association weighs in. Excerpt:
"Nationally, we know that as many as 98,000 people die annually because of a preventable medical error. But in Pennsylvania, these errors remain hidden from patients and the public.
But taking away the rights of someone who has been hurt by malpractice is the wrong answer to a serious problem. The best way to stop malpractice suits is to prevent malpractice." Read the rant here.
Any one think there is a third way between these sparring—and well-educated—factions?
Docs and lawyers: We demand you hash this sh$# out once and for all over some cheese steaks. Gino will moderate