Posted on Oct 29, 2009
Tort reform is not the answer to health care reform states the Des Moines Register, "Tort Reform Is Not The Answer."  Here is the simple truth:

The truth is some Americans are injured by health-care workers. They contract infections when hospital workers don't wash their hands. They have the wrong foot removed in an amputation. They are victims of botched surgeries and negligent practitioners and preventable medical errors.

These Americans have a right to pursue their complaints in the U.S. court system. Doctors do not deserve special protections from Congress in the event of such complaints.