"AAOS applauds the House of Representatives for passing vital medical liability reforms," stated AAOS President William J. Maloney, MD. "H.R. 1215 will protect patients in need while addressing some of the challenges of the current medical liability system and maintaining the traditional role of the states. These reforms will not only ensure negligently injured patients are compensated promptly and equitably, they will – importantly – improve our overall health care system even before the filing of a lawsuit, by lowering health care costs, improving patient safety, and preserving the patient-physician relationship. We thank members of Congress for their support of this legislation and we urge the Senate to consider H.R. 1215 as soon as possible."
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