I really can see no good reason why this isn’t on the table among the Democrats.
Look at what happened in Mississippi:
Since passing tort reform in 2004, Mississippi has seen the number of medical malpractice claims plummet by 91 percent from its peak. The state’s largest medical liability insurer dropped its premiums by 42 percent, and has offered an additional 20 percent rebate each year since tort reform went into effect.
Holy crap. Even the lawyers , who obviously don’t like it, can’t call it unfair:
In the wake of tort reform’s passage, Barbour added, plaintiffs still have the right to sue and recover damages, and trial lawyers can still make a living — just not at the previous, exorbitant level. “It has not been very contentious,” he said. “Most of the trial lawyers — particularly the ones who are really good lawyers, think that it’s fair,” even if “they don’t like it.”
Here’s what they did in Mississippi:
thanks to the Anchoress