In a recent interview, Ring of Fire Radio’s Mike Papantonio spoke with American Association for Justice CEO, Linda Lipsen about the serious medical malpractice problem in America, the impact caps on damages are having on all consumers and how the state of California is pushing for change.
“What our nation should be focused on is safety and preventing the injury,” stated Lipsen. “Instead of making it more difficult for patients to recover damages following an act of malpractice, what should be happening is a real renewed commitment to safety and making sure the injury or death doesn’t happen in the first place.”
Lipsen talked about a recent effort in California to reverse a law passed 39 years ago which capped damages up to $250,000. This effort is not to eliminate the law but to tie it to inflation. “I’m hoping once California turns the clock back and creates a fair playing field for all patients that other states will also follow suit.”
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