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Unformatted text preview: Although many people will argue that doctors make mistakes like everyone else and should not be held fully accountable I disagree. There are many professions out there where you go in knowing you hold someone’s life in your hands. I feel these professionals go into the field taking the risk of being held accountable for their actions. Although it may not be an attempt done on purpose physicians do not need to be careless and therefore make unnecessary mistakes that may cost a person’s life. On the other hand there are some doctors who do things on purpose and I feel these violators should have a broader and more severe punishment. In the book I read “Like many Americans, I believed that a big problem in our country was frivolous lawsuits. But now I know that the courts are often the only path to justice for families that are harmed by the pharmaceutical industry and medical errors” (Pozgar, p. 528). This seems to be true and without it I believe we would have more issues and controversies than we do now. Pozgar, G. D. (2012). Legal aspects of healthcare administration. Sudbury, MA: Michael Brown....
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- Spring '13
- Health care provider, Massachusetts, Michael Brown, medical malpractice suits