The spirited debate over medical malpractice litigation has been a hot button issue in the United States. Some believe that medical malpractice lawsuits are adversarial, unpredictable, inefficient, and costly. The other side of the coin is that these lawsuits are necessary to compensate patients who have been the victims of negligence. Medical malpractice attorneys believe that although there are negatives to these types of lawsuits, they are a necessary part of our jurisprudence and essential for patients in search of justice.
Limiting Damages, Statute of Limitations, and Litigation is Bad for Patients
Any medical professional who has spent a significant amount of time in the field knows that medical malpractice does sometimes happen. Although not all medical negligence is serious and life-altering, some rare instances of malpractice are extremely severe and tragic. Lawyers urge that it is these victims who should be allowed to exhaust the judicial system in search of justice. Opponents will certainly argue that doctors will undoubtedly go out of business or flock to states with a more favorable system of tort damages. The victims in cases of medical malpractice are the patients, not the doctors. It is important that although this has become a popular issue recently, that we do not forget the tradition of this country. Many medical malpractice attorneys believe that a jury of the victim’s peers should be able to hear the case and determine a reasonable damage award after being presented with all of the evidence. Aren’t jurors, who hear each case individually, in a better place to determine a fair outcome, as opposed to representatives sitting in a state capital, who throw a limit on damages no matter how serious or traumatic? It seems that a jury is in a better position to determine the severity of a particular case. We should trust juries to come to a fair and equitable outcome, our forefathers certainly did.
Medical Malpractice Attorneys in New Jersey and Philadelphia
If you or a family member has recently been the victim of medical negligence, it is possible that you would like to speak with our professionals. Please contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation, or call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.