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Rocky Raczkowski on Health Care


Patients Rights with limited lawsuit damages

Unlike a House version that passed later, the Senate?s patients' rights bill allows unlimited damages for pain and suffering, a provision Levin says ensures strong patient protection. Raczkowski is uncomfortable with the idea of unlimited damages, but he doesn't agree with Republicans' attempts to cap damages in all cases. "I don't believe that doctors should be sued for every little hangnail. There should be some constraint on frivolous lawsuits."
Source: The Detroit News, "Senate Race Focuses on Health" Aug 29, 2002

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