Standing Up for Victims of Medical Malpractice

While some lawmakers are supporting legislation pushed by an out-of-state special interest group that would take away the right of victims of medical malpractice to bring their case before a jury, Tennessee Citizen Action is standing up for patients.

Newschannel5 reports:

“We don’t believe doctors on a panel are going to be aggressive with holding other doctors accountable,” said Andy Spears, executive director of Tennessee Citizen Action. “It’s just not going to happen.”

Spears said the push for a new system is propelled by a different motive.

Tennessee approved caps on damages in malpractice suits in 2011. But recently, a court ruled those caps unconstitutional.

Spears said instead of protecting the caps already in place, groups are pushing to create a brand new system.

“This is an attempt to get around the judiciary process,” Spears said. “That is completely unfair to consumers.”

Watch the whole story here.

For more on consumer protection, follow @TNCitizenAction


 

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