Patients for Fair Compensation is proposing a Patients'
Compensation System to replace our broken malpractice litigation
system and eliminate up to $650 billion per year of medically
unnecessary medical costs.
It is modeled after the Workers' Compensation System and assures
real access to real justice for all injured patients. Our
goals include the following:
Lower health care costs by
reducing the incidence of unnecessary tests and procedures ordered
by health care providers to protect themselves from potential
lawsuits. This form of "defensive medicine" is estimated to cost
the U.S. health care system as much as $650 billion a year.
Eliminate the practice of defensive
medicine and the incentive for physicians to order
unnecessary tests and procedures to prevent malpractice lawsuits by
eliminating both the personal financial liability of physicians and
the litigation process.
Improve quality of patient medical
care by establishing a system that puts patients at the
forefront of the process and realigns incentives towards patient
safety and a reduction in medical errors, while assuring all
patient complaints are heard, quickly resolved, and more patients
are fairly compensated.