@Charred - I agree with you that some guidelines need to be in place, but I’m not sure we can really curtail some legal remedies.
Where do you draw the line between what is a legitimate legal claim and what is a frivolous lawsuit? Sometimes these things are clearly obvious, but at other times these determinations are more subjective.
Doctors assume these costs however in the form of malpractice insurance. Unfortunately, those costs get passed down to the patient, which is one reason that medical costs can be so high from what I understand.