Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Are Exploding

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The two words that strike fear in the minds of doctors and hospital administrators are “medical malpractice.” The word on the street is, money hungry lawyers and patients who are not happy with the results of a medical treatment are suing doctors at an alarming rate. Young doctors pay high premiums for malpractice insurance, and in many cases, juries award plaintiffs incredible sums of money. Many of these jury awards have no merit, but insurance companies must pay to get out from under the civil justice system. Medical malpractice suits are a sick, one-sided game where doctors and insurance companies lose, and justice is not in the outcome, according to many insurance companies that get stuck in the middle of this legal battle.
But there is a deeper issue that must come to the surface when a medical malpractice suit is on the table. The issue is, there is too … Read the rest

Why Regulations Are Essential to A Free Society

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Some legal philosophies object to the concept of regulations. Proponents will suggest that they infringe on the freedom of the citizens. That might be a little off base. There are a few scenarios in which regulations restrain aggressive forces and promote freedom.

Workplace Regulations
There are different kinds of control. Typically, control is thought of as an authoritarian government forcing citizens to act against their will. Financial control is sometimes overlooked. Many people are not in a position to quit their jobs when their employers are too domineering. Workplace regulations are in place to set boundaries for the employer.
If there were no workplace regulations, corporations would not be obligated to provide a safe work environment. They could also offer unfair wages with little resistance. Critics might reply that the free market would restrain them. These employers would fall out of favor with other corporations. But that may not be … Read the rest