Navigation Links
Consumer Watchdog to Obama: Don't Sacrifice Malpractice Victims in the Name of Health Care Reform
Date:9/9/2009

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama should not make innocent Americans injured by cost-cutting hospitals and negligent doctors a political sacrifice in his quest for health care reform, said Consumer Watchdog in advance of the President's health care speech tonight.

State malpractice damage caps and other limits on liability for negligent health care providers have locked injured patients out of court, degraded the quality of health care and denied justice to too many families, said Consumer Watchdog.

Watch interviews with real Americans injured by medical mistakes who were unable to obtain justice because of unfair limits on their legal rights at: http://www.JusticeForPatients.org

Download Consumer Watchdog's letters with other patient advocates urging Congress to take on medical malpractice in health reform by stemming the epidemic of preventable medical errors, not by shifting costs from poorly performing medical facilities and providers to struggling families: http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/resources/MedErrors6-25-09.pdf

And: http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/resources/MedMal7_16_09.pdf

Read Consumer Watchdog's report on the failure of medical malpractice liability limits to lower doctors' insurance premiums in California, "How Insurance Reform Lowered Doctors' Medical Malpractice Rates In California, And How Malpractice Caps Failed": http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/documents/1008.pdf

Further evidence that limits on the liability of negligent doctors and unsafe hospitals are unjustified, and would have little impact on the country's health care expenditures, can be found in this 2009 Americans for Insurance Reform analysis of medical malpractice insurance premiums and payouts: http://insurance-reform.org/TrueRiskF.pdf


'/>"/>
SOURCE Consumer Watchdog
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Baucus Co-Op Plan Would Gut State Laws; Consumer Watchdog Report Calls for Prior Approval Rate Regulation in Health Reform, Not Deregulation of State Consumer Protection Laws
2. Aging Population, Heightened Consumer Awareness Propel U.S. Bone and Joint Health Ingredients, Says Frost & Sullivan
3. Video: FDA States Consumers Should Continue to Use alli
4. Thomson Reuters Study Finds Healthcare Consumer Confidence Improved 12 Percent Since March
5. VHI Releases Consumer Guide to Obstetrical Services in Virginia
6. MN Community Measurement Brings Cost and Quality Information Together For Consumers
7. Consumer Reports Health News - August 2009
8. Consumers Research Council of America Names Plastic Surgeon Oleh S. Slupchynskyj, M.D. as One of Americas Top Surgeons for the Second Time
9. Consumers Now Have Access to Pharmacists OTC Recommendations
10. Emdeon and BroMenn Healthcare System Take the Lead on Consumer Price Transparency
11. Energy-X Lip Balm Delivers Wake-Up Call to Consumers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... American Farmer, will feature Chr. Hansen, Inc ... to air fourth quarter 2017. American Farmer airs Tuesdays at 8:30aET on RFD-TV. Check ... founded Chr. Hansen in Denmark in 1874 after a groundbreaking discovery of how to ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Radabaugh & Associates, a locally owned firm ... in North Central West Virginia, is embarking on a cooperative charity drive with ... the region. , The Stepping Stones organization offers a series of personal development ...
(Date:6/22/2017)... California (PRWEB) , ... June 22, 2017 , ... Groove ... spread the word about their high performance silicon wedding bands and all-purpose rings. Whether ... are the active, silicone rings designed just for you. , From the rock face ...
(Date:6/22/2017)... Angeles, California (PRWEB) , ... June 22, 2017 , ... ... therapist Nira Rittenberg to a correspondent concerned about an apparent lack of oral hygiene ... Rittenberg, who specializes in geriatrics and dementia-related matters, suggests a number of steps, including ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... New York City (PRWEB) , ... June 20, 2017 , ... After months of negotiations, ... the QVC Network on Wednesday, June 21. , “Introducing our product on QVC ... opportunity for us to promote our travel pillow to more than 90 million homes in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/8/2017)... 8, 2017  Less than a month ago, amateur ... 200,000 companies, including hospital networks, in over 150 countries. ... of the largest online extortion attempts ever recorded. With ... it is imperative that providers understand where the risks ... this — and many other very real cyber threats.  ...
(Date:6/7/2017)... GAITHERSBURG, Md. , June 7, 2017  Novavax, Inc., ... the second of two Phase 2 trials of its RSV ... women of child bearing age have been published in the ... this publication have been shared in prior scientific conferences). The ... trial in April 2014. Novavax is developing the RSV F ...
(Date:6/3/2017)... -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ... 3 MONARCH 2 study showed that abemaciclib, a ... with fulvestrant, significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) compared ... hormone-receptor-positive (HR+), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative ... progressed after endocrine therapy (median PFS, 16.4 vs. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: