Saturday, 15 of December of 2018

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Few to No Savings to Be Found Through Tort Reform

By Richard N. Shapiro, Medical Malpractice Attorney

My colleague Jim Lewis, a specialist in medical malpractice, notes in his latest post to our firm’s Web site blog that reducing patients’ rights to file claims against doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health care practitioners would do little to save health care dollars. Citing data from several analyses — the most recent showing that all money related to malpractice, from insurance and so-called defensive medicine to jury verdicts amounted to just 2.4 percent of U.S. health care spending — Jim concludes that so-called tort reform amounts to nothing more than a limit on patients’ rights to seek just compensation for medical malpractice, errors and negligence.


About the Editors: Shapiro, Cooper Lewis & Appleton is a law firm which focuses on injury and accident law and our attorneys have experience handling medical malpractice cases, which includes hospital/doctor mistakes, and nursing home abuse and neglect. Check out our case results to see for yourself. In addition, check out our FREE special reports on the Top 10 Tips from a Medical Malpractice Insider and the top 5 surgical errors you must know about. Our primary office is in Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA); we also have a North Carolina (NC) law office. Our lawyers hold licenses in NC, SC, WV, KY and DC. We are ready to talk to you by phone right now. While we do not accept every case, we provide free initial confidential injury case consultations. So call us toll free at (800) 752-0042. Our injury attorneys also host an extensive injury law video library on Youtube . Furthermore, our lawyers proudly edit the Virginia Beach Injuryboard, Norfolk Injuryboard, Eastern Shore Virginia Injury Attorneys Blog and Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard as pro bono public information services.

Welcome to Our New Medical Malpractice Blog

We want this blog to be a resource for victims of medical negligence and surgical errors. If you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, you fully appreciate the pain and suffering associated with the incident. As attorneys who’ve handled multiple medical negligence lawsuits, we know there are a lot of misconceptions floating around about “junk lawsuits” and the need for drastic “tort reform” that would punish the victim, not the perpetrator of the negligence. This blog will help clarify some of those misconceptions and shed light on the human impact of medical mistakes.

Once again, thanks for dropping in!

                                                                 -James Lewis, Medical Malpractice Attorney