Healthcare Under Attack
Personal injury lawyers’ attacks on our health care system have serious negative consequences on the quality and affordability of the care we receive. It has contributed to a shortage of certain specialty doctors—especially in obstetricians and general surgeons—in many areas of the country and helped spur a rise in health care costs that jeopardizes access to life-saving care and innovations, even for the middle class. Though personal injury lawyers would lead you to believe that their lawsuits against health care providers, hospitals and health care companies are in the best interest of the consumer because they target “bad actors,” the truth of the matter is that, for them, it’s about their pursuit of personal wealth. In the wake of this greed, the rest of the country is left with the consequences:
Doctors are afraid to practice medicine.
Health care costs rise as litigation costs are passed on to patients.
Access to health care is limited.
Medical innovation is threatened and patient health is jeopardized.