Frivolous lawsuits detrimental to health care
Penalizing those who engage in frivolous lawsuits as Richard Zeitler suggested in his May 26 letter, “Punish for frivolous lawsuits,” would benefit everyone because everyone is vulnerable to them.
They waste money, cause unnecessary misery for those wrongly affected, and intensify the litigious climate that has seeped its way into every aspect of our lives.
It is the lawyers, however, not their clients, who are the real culprits for frivolous lawsuits. Lawyers who file lawsuits based on questionable evidence should be penalized for legal malpractice.
Frivolous lawsuits and the harm they cause have been neglected by our lawmakers for way too long.
Edward Volpintesta, MD Bethel