There has been a lot of emphasis during the health care reform debate on medical malpractice reform. But this report by CNN‘s Heidi Collins demonstrates just how frequently egregious medical errors occur.
There are also other stories about the effects of medical errors at www.98000reasons.org. Take for instance the story of Blake Fought:
The 98000 Reasons website has six other stories of families harmed by medical errors. The fact is that medical errors happen. And people are injured and have their lives turned upside down by these errors. Limiting the rights of these victims to be compensated for the errors of others would serve to only put the cost of these mistakes on the shoulders of those who are injured through no fault of there own.
In short, it would be a travesty of justice to limit patient rights to protect the profits of insurance companies. Health care reform must put patients first, not insurance companies. Please visit 98000 Reasons, listen to the stories, and contact your Senators and ask them to vote against any limitations on patient rights.
Both an Emory School of Law graduate and MBA graduate of Goizueta Business School at Emory, Chris Nace focuses his practice on areas of medical malpractice, drug and product liability, motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, employment discrimination and other negligence and personal injury matters.