Medical Malpractice Crisis was Bogus, says Florida Supreme Court
Posted on April 1, 2014 by Larry Bodine
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The court said that there was no evidence of an increase in frivolous lawsuits or excessive jury verdicts in Florida. Also, the damage caps did “virtually nothing” to stabilize medical malpractice insurance rates.
State legislators created a phony medical malpractice crisis to enact laws that only served to increase insurance company profits, according to a ruling by the Florida Supreme Court.
The Court ruled that statutory caps on noneconomic damages – in cases where a person died because of medical malpractice – violate the right to equal protection under the Florida constitution. The court ruled that “the cap on noneconomic damages service no purpose other than to arbitrarily punish the most grievously injury or their surviving family members.”
The Florida article above shows how easy it is in a corrupt/capitalist country (such as NZ), for narrow interest groups to purchase legislation, that favours themselves over the interests of the public.
The following post shows how women’s groups have obtained legislation, that they think favours themselves, over men’s interests. Certainly, in many cases outcomes will be a compromise, where some degree of balancing is required. I don’t believe that the DV Act serves either women or men. However, it certainly seems to feed money from taxpayers to legal workers, against the public interests.
Protection Orders – The Quantitative Figures
A look at how Governments protect liquor sales over the public interest, is another textbook example of how corruption works in NZ Government.
Good quality legislation needs to be clear and straightforward.
Good quality legislation should be based on the latest relevant research.
Good quality legislation should be carefully debated in public and in Parliament, before being finalised and passed. Urgency is anathema to good quality legislation.
Any comments on Helen Clark’s use of urgency?
Any comments on John Key’s use of urgency?
Any comments on the Sky City gambling legislation?
Houston, we have a problem(s)