Quote from SoldierNurse22
Geez, how do you sue someone over a judgment call? No jury can know what a healthcare professional, with someone else's life in their hands, goes through when making decisions like that. It'd be one thing if these docs acted with malicious intent, but they seem to have followed protocol and things just didn't go their way. No one can tie down all the variables, especially when it comes to something as intricate, individually unique and complicated as the human body (or two or three working in synchrony!). Hope this gets overturned on appeal. People just can't accept any adverse turn of events anymore these days without suing the person standing next to them.
Who cares what they "go through"? When someone is damaged, it costs money to take care of them. Good feelings, reasonableness - these do not buy diapers, therapy, wheelchairs, hospital beds, remodeling of the home to accommodate the handicapped person, and on and on and on and on and on and on, etc.
Doctors go to school and do a residency. yes, they're fallible and human, sure they agonize over many dilemmas and have to use judgment, no they're not always right. The outcome is horrendous when they guess wrongly.
What about what the family has to "go through" and what the direct victim of the doctor's error has to "go through"?
If any reform is needed, it should be in the amount the lawyers get from the plaintiffs. Reduce that to about 10%, down from the standard 33%. Now that would be reform.