Tennessee residents and people all across the country want to be able to walk into a doctor’s office or hospital except to get treated fairly and with no problems or concerns. Unfortunately, however, sometimes doctors and medical professionals make errors and mistakes and this may lead to more injuries for the patient. This is why being able to file malpractice lawsuits are so important. However, there have recently been some new bills that are proposing limiting malpractice lawsuits. If you or a loved one have suffered from malpractice or are concerned about how the changes may affect you, then you should speak with a Tennessee malpractice lawyer right away. They will work with you and answer any questions you may have about the new changes and your case.
According to recent news, it has been shown that Republicans in Congress have offered very few new health care proposals. In fact, they have received an old failed measure that would really limit lawsuits brought against doctors for negligence, drug companies, and companies that make defective medical products. The Republicans state that limiting malpractice lawsuits will cut spending costs but what it would really do is protect those medical professionals that end up doing harm to people by practice bad medicine.
It has been discovered and reported by the New York Times that one of the congressman supporting the bill, Rep. Phil Gingrey who is a doctor, actually settled a $500,000 case involving a pregnant women and her appendicitis who Gingrey and other doctors failed to diagnose correctly. This failure caused her appendicitis to burst, resulting a severe infection to the unborn child and the women suffered a stroke and was partially disabled. Dr. Gingrey was also involved in three other malpractice lawsuits.