- It would help fight out-of-control health care costs.
- Heart-wrenching cases lead to excessively unfair verdicts.
- There's still no limit on damages for lost wages and medical bills.
- Doctors are starting to retire or walk out on the job in response to the exploding malpractice insurance costs.
- Doctors who want to provide free or discounted services are handcuffed by the insurance costs.
- Good doctors are penalized for a few mistakes by others.
- Doctors are forced to practice defensive medicine; i.e. they must focus on not getting sued rather than
curing the patient.
- Each malpractice case is different; thus, a judge and jury should decide the proper damage amounts.
- The cap would leave very little negotiating room for settlements.
- Pressure must be maintained on hospitals so that strong safety procedures are put in place and doctors
- Several patients may be discouraged from filing, which may free a poorly performing doctor from responsibility.