Health Commission Debates Medical Liability

Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming Healthcare Commission Director Diane Harrop says her group is hoping to expand the medical liability debate beyond damage caps or a medical review panel. Harrop says Monday's meeting will feature a discussion on the strengths and weaknesses of the current system. She says the keynote speaker is the Director of the Washington, D.C.-based group Common Good. Harrop says that group's members believe the medical tort system is not doing a good job of compensating injured people in a timely and efficient manner. Also included on the panel is former Wyoming Governor Mike Sullivan and representatives of the Wyoming Medical Society and Wyoming Trial Attorneys Association. The discussion gets underway Monday morning at eight in room 1299 of the Herschler Building in Cheyenne.