"Second Half of the hour long show that originally aired on Monday, April 7th - Jim D. Loftis - Dr. Jack J. Beller Debate - Who or What Is Responsible for the Increase in Medical Malpractice Insurance Premiums?" was first aired on Sunday April 20th 2003. Our Guests were Jim D. Loftis, President of the Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association and Dr. Jack J. Beller, President-Elect of the Oklahoma State Medical Association.
Our topics included:
- The parties will be asked questions as follows:
- Proposed legislation - the Medical Association has proposed a plan to include a $250,000 cap on non-economic damages. Why is that necessary - how would that work?
- The proposed legislation requires expert certification before a medical liability lawsuit could even be filed is part of the proposal. How would that work and why is that necessary?
- Then they will each have a chance to question each other as well as make a closing statement