“Tort Reform.” That is a very popular phrase to throw around election day. And in the spirit of election day – I wanted to share a few stories.
Senator, Rick Santorum, champion for tort reform, sued (with his wife) their chiropractor for malpractice. Rumor has it the case ended in a six-figure resolution.
Florida papers report this week – Florida State representative Stephen Wise has repeatedly voted for medical malpractice and nursing home reform. In 2004 he issued this quote: “The Legislature must not allow nursing homes to be put out of business because of lack of insurance and the possibility of law actions that have no merit.” Last week his wife filed a lawsuit against a Jacksonville nursing home on behalf of her deceased 89-year old father.
The moral of the story on election day – is don’t judge the merits of “malpractice” lawsuits from afar. Some day, you and your family may be in the awful position of having to consider one yourself. And for my friends running for local and state office today – be reminded that people remember what you say.