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Politicians and lobbyists are pushing for medical malpractice tort reform all across the country. Namely, many representatives want to put a compensation cap on damages a plaintiff can receive. While this is clearly a gouge against medical malpractice lawsuits, it is being advertised as a way to lower healthcare costs, which have been raised due to too many lawsuits for malpractice, if you believe the politician's arguments.

$33 Million Won in Malpractice Lawsuit

Just last month, in April 2017, a federal judge recently ruled in favor of plaintiff Marla Dixon against her obstetrician. The tragedy that begun the case started in December of 2012 when Ms. Dixon went into labor. Hers wasn't expected to be a high-risk pregnancy, but for the next hour and a half, the doctor made one mistake right after the other, including taking an 8-minute phone call from his stockbroker.

The Importance of Getting a Second Opinion

Many people believe that the opinion of one doctor is just as good as any other, but in many situations that simply isn't true. Sometimes the initial doctor a patient visits is only a general practitioner and therefore is not an expert in that particular type of injury, or the doctor was overconfident and made an incorrect assumption. Interestingly enough, a study by the Mayo Clinic shows that 88% of the patients who seek a second opinion or finding confirmation receive a new diagnosis.

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