The widely read blog KevinMD, written by Dr. Kevin Pho who is an opinion leader on issues related to the medical point-of-view on medical malpractice issues, makes what I think is a startling admission:
Politically, malpractice caps are dead — tort reformers should abandon that option. Furthermore, arguing that tort reform will save significant sums of money is growing less viable.
It’s more important to re-frame the malpractice debate to focus on patients. That’s where the malpractice reform crowd will have more solid evidence to stand on.