I am concerned what is going on throughout the West, and most likely other places also. Dr's are departing, facilities are closing, which is putting more nurses out into the street.
Why is this happening? Nearly every Dr. and facility says it is because of the skyrocketing malpractice premiums they have to pay. A case in point is the Trauma Center in Las Vegas, NV. They were scheduled to close their doors this morning, I don't know for sure whether they did or not.
So, what is the answer, I don't know. But a good start would be to limit the lawyers take in any proceedings to about 3%, rather than 30% or more. I feel many of the lawyers take medical malpractice cases because they know if they win, they win big. Or because many cases are settled out of court, less work for them, yet still a nice paycheck.
We have become a society who first words after mamma and pappa is "let's sue". We have to break this mold, but I don't have a clue as to how to do it!
I would love to hear other's thought on this subject.