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Excessive or arbitrary malpractice judgments penalize good doctors who are practicing good medicine, simply because their patients happen to experience bad outcomes. At the same time, most patients who suffer actual acts of malpractice are never compensated. This incoherent system raises costs and damages doctorpatient relationships. Medical liability reform should rationalize economic penalties for malpractice, limit non-economic damages, and offer options for arbitration and no-fault malpractice insurance.
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