Medical malpractice is a terrible tragedy and it should receive more attention in the media. It is necessary for the public to do everything they can in order to prevent such mistakes from happening. If the public demands to learn more about this, it might lead doctors to be more careful.
We are always complaining about the cost of health care in the United States as well as about the cost of medical insurance, but a lot of that cost is due to the medical malpractice suits that are brought against doctors. Some of them are just but some are just fraudulent and there needs to be reform.
I believe that medical malpractice reform is a big issue that needs to get the public to support it. Everyone who uses healthcare is effected by it since malpractice lawsuits drive up the cost of healthcare as a whole so everyone ends up paying for it, I believe reforms could be deep and meaingful if they had the public supporting them.
Though the most important thing in all of medicine for the United States is to make sure every citizen is covered, medical malpractice reform is an important aspect that needs to be addressed. Too often, doctors are sued, and this causes the price of medicine to increase all the time.
No, medical malpractice reform should not receive more attention in the national media, because reform is not necessary. Doctors carry insurance for when they are sued. There are many doctors that do not do their jobs, so it is important that there continues to be a recourse. The media is not doing a disservice by not taking a side.