For the last several months, national health care reform has been debated on television (nearly 24 hours a day), at town hall meetings, and at dinner tables across this country. Whether you favor national health care reform or not, a part of the debate includes a discussion about whether or not liability damage caps for doctors and hospitals should be included in any legislation that is ultimately passed by Congress and signed by President Obama. Historically, the debate about liability damage caps has been left to the States to decide. Now, however, we may see federal liability damage caps for doctors and hospitals for the first time in our country’s history.
Recently, in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Randolph W. Pate and C. Andrew Childers laid out the Pros and Cons of liability damage caps for doctors and hospitals. You can read their article by clicking here.