Orlando Medical Malpractice Law Firm | Orlando Accident & Injury Blog
There has been a lot of discussion in the media recently on the benefits of limits on the damages that medical malpractice victims can receive in court awards. This discussion is largely fueled by lobbyists and publicists for the insurance and hospital industries who say that damage caps are necessary in order to prevent medical practitioners, healthcare facilities and patients from being punished due to a small minority of negligent individuals and facilities. They say that caps are necessary to keep malpractice insurance premiums affordable for doctors and healthcare facilities and help prevent doctors from moving their practices to other states.
The number of cosmetic surgeries performed by plastic surgeons in the U.S. has more than doubled from 2000 to 2012, and the popularity of elective procedures such as face lifts, tummy tucks, Botox treatments and others is expected to increase for the foreseeable future. Once considered a very specialized niche in the surgical field, the increasing availability and exploding popularity of plastic surgery has attracted surgeons with much less training and experience. The combination of less experienced surgeons and an ever-increasing pool of people wanting these procedures is a source of concern for patient advocacy groups, federal officials and Orlando medical malpractice attorneys such as James O. Cunningham.