You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #17: Actually, it's a Fedral issue. It's in the constitution [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Politics/Campaigns Donate to DU
AP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-03 08:35 AM
Response to Reply #9
17. Actually, it's a Fedral issue. It's in the constitution
American have the right to redress their grievances in the courts.

I think malpractice limits violate people's constitutional rights to recover their damages in a court of law.

And I think limits are very dangerous for the economy. When people don't recover their damages from the people who negligently or intentionally caused them harm, then society ends up picking up the tab through either accepting the fact that there are many injured, unproductive people not achieving their full potential, or by actually having to pay for these people's care which isn't met from the people who harmed them.In many cases, that money is coming from a federal source.

(And that's why the federal constitution cares so much about whether people can recoup their civil damages in a court of law.)

Therefore, it is a federal issue. And an important one.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Politics/Campaigns Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC