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In a this day and age where people sue over the slightest thing I don't see the problem with it.
Our justice system is so broken right now. But in reality it is just one facet of this country that is leading America to a fall from greatness.
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The malpractice lawsuit naming you was pointless and you want to fight back. A few physicians have countersued, but even fewer have been successful. Here's why.
As someone going into the Medical Field even though I want to help people I will not go anywhere near patients. When a organization like this needs to be made you know something is wrong. http://www.medicaljustice.com
Personally I have had a case of real malpractice happen against me (sutures for a 3 inch gash on my hand weren't sewed on correctly.. Making a giant open scar form) Why didn't I sue? Because you have to realize that hundreds of successfully operations happen for every unsuccessfully operation. Doctors aren't super humans. They are just as prone to making mistakes as us.
The fault for the rising prices of medical services rides 100% on consumers. Lawsuits are expensive and long ordeals that can hurt a doctors reputation even if they are false. (Hence the website above) Effectively when you are suing a doctor over a minor issue for malpractice you are preventing them from saving lives and helping people.
While I do support malpractice claims I don't believe people should be allowed to sue for millions over the slightest things. (My parents had me talk to a lawyer and he said he could potential get me a couple hundred thousand dollars for a scar that causes no pain or discomfort and is barely noticeable when I am not tan)
The doctor offered to pay for plastic surgery when ever I felt the need. I took the doctors offer... I didn't feel entitled to the money and the guy had spent 15 years with no other mistakes (I never got the plastic surgery though)
Another big problem I see with hospitals are growing org charts of management that add nothing to actual care of the patients, but certainly their costs for treatment.
My dad's a doctor, and back in the day he told me about pharmaceutical reps bribing practices with tickets, vouchers, trips, etc. as incentives to push their products. I honestly wonder how much that has added to the cost by outlawing such practices, though I agree with doing so.
I work in an ER. Every trauma we get who bumps their head gets a Head, Facial bone, and CSpine CT. 95% are completely negative, but thats $6000 right off bat. I often wonder how the hell people afford them.
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