This hasnt gotten much national press, but in florida, I think we passed a pretty important amendment a few days ago. Amendment 3 limits lawyer fees on medical malpractice to a maximum of $250,000 plus legal fees. I think democratic or republican, this is a positive piece of legislation. Especially since politicians have been talking about it for years but have never stepped up to the plate.
Hopefully, this will be a successful model that other states will follow with.
Just wanted to inform you guys out there that may not know about it. This was the only issue that I agreed with Bush on, but I don’t think he would ever get it passed. Plus, I didn’t like his limit on total damages to $200,000 or whatever it was. I dont think you can put a price on someone’s leg lost to improper medical practice. I believe you limit what the lawyer can take, to eliminate (hopefully) lawyers pandering to anyone trying to push through lawsuits that dont belong in the system. Even if it doesnt, then the person who has suffered gets most of what the jury awards.