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MAJ Response to President Obama’s Healthcare Address to Congress

Posted on behalf of Goldberg Finnegan, LLC on Sep 10, 2009 in Medical Malpractice

The following is a statement from Maryland Association for Justice President Kevin Goldberg:

Columbia, MD-"Last night, President Obama made the case for health care reform to provide coverage for the uninsured and to lower health care costs for all Americans.

"The plan for demonstration projects raised by President Obama will require more detail. But the focus of any project must be on improving patient safety and reducing medical errors that kill over 98,000 people each year in American hospitals. Shielding health care providers from accountability will not improve health care.

"The attorneys who represent injured patients see first-hand the effects medical errors have on patients and their families. Everyone should keep injured people in mind as the debate moves forward. Providing justice for injured patients should not become barter for compromise on health insurance reform."

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