Big Medical Damages Lead to Rising Insurance Costs

Opinion | To the Editor:

When you flip through the daily newspaper or scroll through the news on your phone, it isn’t unusual to find numerous headlines about big-money personal-injury lawsuits. Almost every day, there are stories about people suing businesses for millions upon millions of dollars in compensation for just about every reason you can imagine. These stories can seem almost mundane, but the truth is that they are often expensive schemes drawn up by lawyers in an attempt to reap massive damage awards on the average citizen’s dime, and as we come out of this COVID-19 crisis, I can already see the plaintiff lawyers lining up for a shot at the medical community.