Myth #2: ”Out of control personal injury lawsuits are damaging our healthcare system.”

March 18, 2015 | Personal Injury

Obviously, our state and national economy have been suffering. People are very budget conscious these days. We all want to be good citizens and avoid adding to the perceived problem.

The Actual Reality: Even when you add up the lawsuit payouts, insurance costs, legal fees, and other costs, that total accounts for just one dollar ($1.00) out of every two hundred dollars ($200.00) of healthcare spending. If you want to reform our healthcare system, there are far more important things we should be talking about.

The actual reality is that Goliath wants to shift his own liability to others. If a tractor-trailer or a defective product causes injuries to you that require extensive medical treatment, who should bear the burden of paying the medical costs? To listen to Goliath, he thinks you should. Goliath would prefer for you to pay the costs or for your health care provider to absorb the costs instead of the guilty party paying the costs. Goliath has been very successful in his efforts. When Goliath gets his way, health care costs do go up. David, on the other hand, seeks to have the guilty party pay the costs, thus holding the right party responsible and keeping the innocent party from bearing the costs. All responsible lawsuits do, is seek to have the responsible party pay for the personal injuries and damages he creates, especially in the context of a giant corporation attempting to get away with placing a greater value on profits and productivity at the expense of human life and safety.

Obviously, our state and national economy have been suffering. People are very budget conscious these days. We all want to be good citizens and avoid adding to the perceived problem.

The Actual Reality: Even when you add up the lawsuit payouts, insurance costs, legal fees, and other costs, that total accounts for just one dollar ($1.00) out of every two hundred dollars ($200.00) of healthcare spending. If you want to reform our healthcare system, there are far more important things we should be talking about.

The actual reality is that Goliath wants to shift his own liability to others. If a tractor-trailer or a defective product causes injuries to you that require extensive medical treatment, who should bear the burden of paying the medical costs? To listen to Goliath, he thinks you should. Goliath would prefer for you to pay the costs or for your health care provider to absorb the costs instead of the guilty party paying the costs. Goliath has been very successful in his efforts. When Goliath gets his way, health care costs do go up. David, on the other hand, seeks to have the guilty party pay the costs, thus holding the right party responsible and keeping the innocent party from bearing the costs. All responsible lawsuits do, is seek to have the responsible party pay for the personal injuries and damages he creates, especially in the context of a giant corporation attempting to get away with placing a greater value on profits and productivity at the expense of human life and safety.

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