Questions db week 11 health policy and politics | health policy and poltics | Berkeley College of New York

According to the E-Text, The law of tort is a term that derives from the Latin word for “twisted” and that applies to situations where the actions of an individual or entity “twist away” from being reasonable and result in harm to others Teitelbaum, J. B., & Wilensky, S. E. (2019). Torts are basically “wrong” that are identified by the law as arguments for a litigation and as stated above it results in an injury or any harm to other individuals. I think this law is very imperative since their main focus is to contribute reassurance or comfort for the destruction sustained and also dissuade other individuals from performing the same destruction. The affected individuals can impetrate for a ruling to avert the prolongation of the tormenting demeanor or for any economic destruction. This protection from tort liability stemmed from two related facts: first, normative insurer practice was to leave medical judgments and treatment decisions in the hands of doctors, meaning it was rare for an insurer-related action to lead to the type of injury covered by tort law; second, to the extent that an insurer did deny a beneficiary’s claim for insurance coverage, it did so retrospectively—in other words, after the beneficiary received needed diagnostic tests, treatments, medications, and so on Teitelbaum, J. B., & Wilensky, S. E. (2019). This law comprises of numerous benefits but I do not think it helps to deter errors because a person might be affected if the tort reform is aiming at the costs rather than patient safety. 

According to the article, The term “tort law alternative” usually refers to what is known as “no-fault recovery” (Izzi, 2018).  No-fault auto insurance is the most common form of tort law alternative. In a no-fault insurance arrangement, the injured party is actually limited in their ability to file a lawsuit against the party that caused the accident. The victim will not be allowed to seek compensation in court, except in very serious cases (Izzi, 2018). In this scenario, the insurance company of both members will compensate for whatever losses occurred during the accident. If the individual is found guilty in the accident, their insurance premiums will be elevated by their insurance company. 

  In this week’s discussion were learn on the importance of healthcare quality. This chapter focuses on healthcare quality policy and law and concept of licensure and accreditation. To begin with, the word tort means “wrong” and is a wrongful act whether premeditated or unintentional.  Torts contain all carelessness cases as well as intentional wrongs which result in maltreatment. According to many researched definitions, “The concept of this area of law is to redness a wrong done to a person and provide relief from the wrongful acts of others, usually by awarding monetary damages as compensation.” (Haynes, 2020). The role and success of tort plays in important role in promoting high quality health care to better service the patients. Tort laws are in place to help fight back malpractices, and negligence. Tort law also deter possible wrongdoers from committing expensive and damaging errors in the beginning. There are many routes tort reform can take to promote high quality healthcare. For example, keeping medical records, maintaining patient confidentially, obtaining medical malpractice insurance and properly train staff will promote high quality health care.

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