Personally, I am for capping these lawsuits, at least to the extent that they are responsible for rising medical costs. However, as Dr. Pinson alludes to, bad and incompetent doctors should not be allowed to mis-practice their profession in secrecy.
It’s simple enough to bring these matters into the light. Imagine you are given a “how was our service” card when you leave the doctor’s office after a visit. You answer a few simple questions rating your doctor’s performance and the information is saved to a national database of physician performance ratings.
This information could be available to everyone for a relatively low cost, call it $750,000 as a rough estimate. Quick, easy, simple, and not too good to be true.