Health courts make sense
“Health courts, along with non-economic judgment caps and tighter regulation of the insurance industry, might constitute an effective approach to solve the problem of how best to reform medical-malpractice litigation, a panel of experts said.”
Of course, the lawyers are balking: “Carlton Carl, director of media relations at the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, told United Press International the whole idea of health courts could be unconstitutional. If 12 ordinary men and women can decide Enron is guilty of corruption with no expertise on corruption, then they can listen to evidence and make intelligent decisions about whether a doctor has committed malpractice, he said.”
Can you really equate corporate corruption with medicine? Does the ATLA really see things that simply?