traderfjp wrote:Maybe if we put caps on how much you can sue practicioners the cost of healthcare would go down. Frivilous lawsuits clog our courts and is a drain on everyone's pocketbooks.
Certainly part of the problem but its not the whole problem. My mother is OB nurse and had to go through not one but two trials where the physician was being sued. She's helped in the birth of over tens of thousands of babiesin a career that has spanned over 30 years, was part of group of nurses that implemented child birthing classes at Nesbitt decades ago and still gives them for General hospital. if you had a kid in in the last 3 decades in the Wyoming Valley there is excellent chance you meant Mom especially if it was in the last ten years or so as you she does the classes full time in addition to her regular nursing duties.
After both those trials she was ready to give it up and I think it's safe to say if she has to go through another one she will. The same goes for the doctors, a lot OB doctors won't even do high risk pregnancies anymore specifically because of large amount of lawsuits..