[quote]Professor X wrote:
Professor X wrote:
Well if the trauma was to the extent that she had difficulty eating salads (formed by essential vebetables required for health) then that would extend the damage under negligence.
You ask for 1.7mill because asking for $20 means you will get $5.
Who gives a shit? Does anyone deserve anything over a replacement of their food and possibly several free coupons for something like this?
These same types of people are the reason insurance rates are so high for physicians that many are leaving the profession. How does anyone justify suing for that much money over something like this?
If that’s the case, everytime my order gets screwed up, I should get a few hundred bucks for pain and suffering.
An independent board of physicians conducted a massive study and concluded that a fairly small percentage of legitimate malpractice cases are brought before the court. A smaller amount are won.
There SHOULD, however, be a cap on pain and suffering. It’s the relatively small amount of frivolous lawsuits and outlandish verdicts that gets publicized and focused on that lead to widespread misperceptions.
Regardless of any study you read concluding as such, insurance companies are the ones raising prices to astronomical levels based on the simple fact that an ACCUSATION was made. It doesn’t matter how many of them actually won. The damage is done by simply making the claim.[/quote]
Yes, perhaps. But given the fact that many legitimate claims are never raised let alone won, I think that’s just an unfortunate but necessary side-effect. But, like I said, the frivoulous lawsuits that are succesful and the few outlandish verdicts are problems that need to be addressed. Insurance companies wouldn’t raise the insurance to such a degree if the threat of an outlandish verdict wasn’t looming for every malpractice suit.
I think that there should either be a codified damage scheme with set maximums or judges should take more of an activist role in reducing ridiculous monetary judgments of juries when they make them. Just my opinion.