Thursday, April 21, 2005

Representative Mac Thornberry (R., Texas) has put forth a proposal that may help foster a change in the current malpractice climate in the US. Basically, it would set up "health courts" administered by full-time judges with health care expertise; the sole focus of these courts would be to address malpractice cases, and there would be evaluations carried out in regards to their effectiveness.

I don't think this is a perfect solution, but it is certainly far better than the current system, and may be a stepping stone to future reforms. I would encourage anyone interested to contact Rep Thornberry and express their support, and to contact their own Congressional representative as well. More information is available at Common Good.

Hat tip to Dr. Charles.