Helping Make our Communities Safer. Jaime is a Trial Attorney and Safety Advocate at Atlee Hall, LLP in Lancaster, PA representing seriously injured victims, wrongful death and those harmed by unsafe products and corporate neglect. Contact Jaime at 800-924-2309 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Focus on patient safety to address malpractice crisis.
McLarty: Focus on
patient safety to address malpractice crisis.
In an opinion piece
published on the CNN (10/12) website, Mary Alice McLarty, president
of the American Association for Justice and a partner in McLarty Pope LLP in
Dallas, writes that "preventable medical errors are the sixth leading
cause of death in the United States and cost our country $29 billion a
year," adding that while medical malpractice lawsuits are a symptom of the
problem, the root of the problem is medical malpractice itself. Writing that
"the civil justice system gives families of patients who have died or have
been injured by medical negligence an avenue to seek accountability,"
McLarty argues that proposals for medical malpractice reform are misguided
because they only strip away patients' rights and remove accountability. She
argues that the most effective way to address the medical malpractice crisis is
to focus on patient safety efforts