As my final thoughts; We do need malpractice attorneys. They perform a valuable service to patients, not just the financial reparations to "make the patient whole" but also to constantly pressure "health entities" to make us safer, to make these entities more responsive to patients and to convince them that it's in their best interests to follow the law, and do their job to the best of their abilities. Without lawsuits there is nothing to prevent medical practitioners from doing whatever they want without fear of repercussions. Jail is a huge deterrent to me. It makes me obey the law. What if there were no consequences? Trust me, I would be speeding around in my Mustang. I would put everybody at risk with my driving, even though I feel that I am an ace driver and that *I* can control my car under any circumstance. Ditto with medical people. If there is no deterrent, then what is to stop them? It's not like we can lock up doctors that perform badly! The only recourse is financial, and we patients need this in order to police the health entities. There really is no other way at this time. Come up with some mediation, or something like it to address grievances! Maybe doctors would rather be put in jail for infractions and deviations from the law, just like the rest of us?