In a country where the very definition of “Civil Justice” has become a debate, distorted by policies and practices that are clearly unconstitutional, where states enact laws that make it impossible to seek restitution for harms inflicted, The National Medical Malpractice Advocacy Association stands on the premises that:
All medical professionals should observe the core values of the profession, which are centered in the duty to help the infirmed and do no harm, and should be held accountable to those values.
“When we think about civil justice, we should think about the ability to confront one who has wronged you, regardless of your station in life, as a fundamental part of a democratic society. The characteristics of civil justice should promote “equal accountability.” When we evaluate how well the civil justice system works by looking at whether there are injuries that go unremedied, accountability (along with more familiar metrics like compensation and deterrence) ought to be the primary metric utilized.”
Jason M. Solomon’s "What is Civil Justice" (2010) ). Faculty Publications. Paper 1149. http://scholarship.law.wm.edu/facpubs/1149 College of William & Mary Law School; William & Mary Law School Scholarship Repository Copyright c 2010 by the authors.
We are called to help those who cannot help themselves, who have been victimized and disempowered.
Justice and compassion demand of us a commitment to respond to the needs of all, especially the victims of medical negligence.