Malpractice quotes:

  • Reform of the medical liability system should be considered as part of a comprehensive response to surging medical malpractice premiums that endanger Americans' access to quality medical care. -- Lincoln Chafee
  • I welcome the President and working with him to try to get some of that medical malpractice reform so we can get the cost of health care to come down. -- Ben Quayle
  • I absolutely reject that idea that the press is liberal and what it does is liberal. In my view, it's like accusing a doctor of malpractice or a lawyer of malfeasance. -- Ron Suskind
  • The high price of health care in this country is a serious issue that demands serious attention. Putting limits on damages have little or no effect on skyrocketing malpractice insurance rates. -- Mary Landrieu
  • A hospital patient can expect one medical error every single day of any hospital stay. Malpractice suits are numerous enough that one may reasonably conclude that there is certainly no guarantee of proper health care by contracting it out. -- Andrew Saul
  • In selling as in medicine, prescription before diagnosis is malpractice. -- Tony Alessandra
  • If economists were doctors, they would today be mired in malpractice suits. -- John Ralston Saul
  • The malpractice for advice-giving is like five times as much as a craniotomy. -- Nicole Krauss
  • Testing children until they cry is a bad idea. It is an educational malpractice. -- Diane Ravitch
  • I thought there should in truth be heavy damages for malpractice on human souls. -- Owen Wister
  • If people understood that doctors weren't divine, perhaps the odor of malpractice might diminish. -- Richard Selzer
  • If medical doctors can be sued for malpractice, shouldn't financial professionals practice under the same safeguard? -- Robert Kiyosaki
  • The depersonalizati on of diagnosis and therapy has changed malpractice from an ethical into a technical problem. -- Ivan Illich
  • The time may come when not offering this substantially more effective nutritional approach will be considered malpractice. -- Joel Fuhrman
  • The use of lines of code metrics for productivity and quality studies [is] to be regarded as professional malpractice starting in 1995. -- Capers Jones
  • Casual reliance on unnamed sources...corrodes our credibility and, in cases that are rare but not rare enough, may abet journalistic malpractice. -- Bill Keller
  • A teacher's failure to create an intellectually reflective, engagement for learning is not simply malpractice but it is immoral particularly for students who cannot withdraw. -- John Goodlad
  • The real trouble with the doctor image in America is that it has been grayed by the image of the doctor-as-businessman, the doctor-as-bureaucrat, the doctor-as-medical-robot, and the doctor-as-terrified-victim-of-malpractice-suits. -- Shana Alexander
  • Many of us are alarmed at the skyrocketing cost of medical care, including patients, who are the consumers. However, medical malpractice is not the reason for these increasing costs. -- Joe Baca
  • Perhaps the worst software technology of all time was the use of physical lines of code [for metrics]. Continued use of this approach, in the author's opinion, should be considered professional malpractice. -- Capers Jones
  • I find it bitterly ironic that the bulk of the money a medical-malpractice jury awarded to Terri [Schaivo] for use in making her better instead went into Mr. Felos's pocket to make her dead. -- Wesley J. Smith
  • Idonot likebeingmoved:for thewill isexcited;andaction Is a most dangerous thing: I tremble for something factitious, Some malpractice of heart and illegitimate process; We are so proneto thesethings with our terrible notions of duty. -- Arthur Hugh Clough
  • I think we are faced in medicine with the reality that we have to be willing to talk about our failures and think hard about them, even despite the malpractice system. I mean, there are things that we can do to make that system better. -- Atul Gawande
  • We don't need to set this up as we either take a bunch of refugees who will be infiltrated with terrorists, I guarantee you. For them not to be would be terrorist malpractice. And we need to - to choose the right choice, not these false choices. -- Benjamin Carson
  • America with 4% of the world's population has 50% of the worlds lawyers .... tort lawyers love to point out that 1% of America's health care cost is used to pay malpractice insurance ... but most doctors practice defensive medicine to avoid malpractice litigation ... these costs are not included in the 1% number above. -- Richard Lamm
  • Year after year after year, people write books about managing innovation or about leadership, for example, without ever going through the pain of saying, "This kind of leadership will cause this result in these circumstances and a very different result in those circumstances." This is academic malpractice of the worst kind. -- Clayton Christensen
  • The slow-witted approach to the HIV epidemic was the result of a thousand years of Christian malpractice and the childlike approach of the church to sexuality. If any single man was responsible, it was Augustine of Hippo who murdered his way to sainthood spouting on about the sins located in his genitals. -- Derek Jarman
  • Time and again-from the collapse of the Soviet Union to the events of 9/11 to the onset of the Arab Spring-events have caught the experts, whether in government or on the outside, completely by surprise. Business owners with comparable performance records go bust. Brokers lose their clients. Physicians get sued for malpractice. Yet think-tankers and policy wonks continue to opine, never pausing to reflect on-or apologize for-their spotty records. -- Andrew Bacevich
  • Medical malpractice - that's a great issue for Republicans and you didn't hear anyone talk about it. -- Andrea Tantaros
  • The high stakes test culture runs almost totally counter to what we know about how people learn. It causes us to engage in professional malpractice on a regular basis. -- Carol Ann Tomlinson