It’s common sense – legal reforms to crack down on lawsuit abuse improve healthcare costs for everyone. Just ask Texas! After the state passed groundbreaking medical malpractice reforms in 2003, Texans’ access to quality and affordable healthcare greatly increased.
Now, Kentucky is looking to follow Texas’ lead in cracking down on abusive medical malpractice lawsuits. The state legislature is currently considering a bill that would put medical malpractice lawsuits before a review panel before they could go to court, ensuring that only legitimate lawsuits could advance.
Kentucky lawmakers tried to pass reforms last year, but failed. This year, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce says that it’s time for Kentucky to say “enough is enough” to meritless malpractice lawsuits, and we couldn’t agree more.
Odds for reform are already looking better this time around – the bill has already passed the State senate. Stay tuned for more updates – it’s time for Kentucky to crack down on lawsuit abuse!