A New York Times editorial says that the “current medical liability system, based heavily on litigation, has a spotty record.”
I completely agree. The current system – our zillion year old system – for dealing with medical malpractice lawsuits does have a spotty record. You know what would be worse? Every other imaginable system.
It is curious when people attack the system because it “fails to compensate most victims of malpractice because most never file” a lawsuit. There is no way on earth to change this problem but the irony of the malpractice reform supporters pretending to be concerned that there are not enough people getting compensated is more than ridiculous.