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Malpractice system not a cure-all
Los Angeles Times

No one wants to think about the possibility that something will go wrong — that an error will be made — with his or her medical care. But the fact is, mistakes are inevitable in medicine. Often they’re easily corrected or result in little or no lasting harm. Sometimes, though, they have tragic consequences.

The medical malpractice system provides a way for patients who’ve suffered injuries as a result of medical mistakes to be compensated.