The continuing assaults on the civil justice system by the insurance industry and big business have instilled fear in the public: they state that plaintiff's lawsuits are the main reason for higher health care and as such, tort reform is necessary. Trial lawyers, who protect you and your family when you are injured as a result of someone else's negligence and fight against such lies, have been rebutting this myth for years. In an article published yesterday in the Baltimore Sun, the author provides further confirmation that health care is not rising because of lawsuits. The articles states: "The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office [CBO], as usual the best source for this kind of analysis, says malpractice costs make up only 2 percent of health care spending. "The evidence available to date does not make a strong case that restricting malpractice liability would have a significant effect," the CBO says." What it will do, however, is lessen any money available to you or your loved one when you are injured - thus solely benefiting the insurance industry to the detriment of the public.
So, the next time you hear someone comment that lawyers and frivolous lawsuits are driving up the cost of health insurance, tell them they are wrong and provide them with the government research that proves it. This is also why it is important to make sure you are knowledgeable about your elected public official's stances on tort reform and to hold them accountable for telling the truth and not propagating these lies and myths. Here is a link to that article: click here to read.
And if you have been injured as a result of negligent medical care, do not be afraid to call a Maryland Medical Malpractice lawyer to seek justice on your behalf. We have a registered nurse attorney on staff ready to talk to you and we do not charge a fee unless we recover money for you. Call us today at (301) 589-2999 extension 125. Goldberg, Finnegan & Mester - Protecting Your Rights.