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Worried%20Doctor.JPGIs it wrong to deny patients (or their survivors) who have been harmed by medical providers the freedom to collect whatever a jury will award them, or is it better for society as a whole to impose some predictability on the medical malpractice system? That’s the question raised by a July 24 editorial in “Newsday” that offers some alternative solutions, rather than just impose arbitrary caps on damage awards. Click on to check out the editorial and offer your take on the crisis.

The editorial, headlined “Don’t blame victims for problems with malpractice,” while acknowledging that “costly medical malpractice insurance is a real problem,” goes on to say that “unfortunately the solution most often touted–limits on jury awards–is bogus.”

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