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The medical malpractice tort system in the United States is not adequately accomplishing its three main goals: deterrence of unsafe practices, compensation for injured persons and corrective justice.
However, the Charlotte County Medical Society sees hope within reach thanks to a nonprofit organization — Patients for Fair Compensation.
PFC is proposing a "Patients' Compensation System" that will increase patient safety, as well as provide fair compensation and real access to justice for injured patients. By replacing the current medical liability system with one legally modeled after the workers' compensation system, not only will all three objectives be met, but it will help temper skyrocketing health care costs.
This is a unique solution. This is not tort reform or malpractice caps. This is truly a pioneering, equitable and efficient model for handling medical liability,; one that will work for patients, physicians and our economy.