Recently I read a study about deaths caused by medical errors. The report brought to mind other studies I've read about the effects of "tort reform" on healthcare and I couldn't help but wonder how these studies fit together.
Tort Reform is a popular issue for politicians these days. The argument we hear is that tort reform laws are necessary to prevent or limit all of the "frivolous lawsuits" that are being filed in our courts. It is important to look at these laws carefully, because if you do you will see that the true target of the insurance companies and the corporations that are backing these efforts is not the "frivolous" suits. The coordinated tort reform effort's true target is the valid and legitimate claims of seriously injured individuals.