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Malpractice Editorial in Baltimore Sun on Proposed Corrections to Malpractice Cap

The Baltimore Sun published an editorial from its editorial board on Tuesday entitled “Attack of the Trial Lawyers” arguing against changes to Maryland medical malpractice cap on noneconomic damages.

I disagree with the substance of this editorial, but the Baltimore Sun is entitled to offer the opinions of its editors. My problem with the editorial is the title “Attack of the Trial Lawyers.” This title underscores that this is not just an independent analysis based on its view of the facts. Instead, the Baltimore Sun dives into the politics of putting nonsubstantive, inflammatory labels on its argument. And that is a shame.