For example, in the case of medical malpractice suits where an identified doctor or medical facility has been found at fault. In the USEP model, the patient(s) would be compensated at up to three times the calculated real damage of the impact on their lives. Punitive funds awarded by a judge or jury separate from the civil award would be used to reduce the possibility of a like incident reoccurring in society writ large (e.g., through access to addiction treatment / mental health programs, improved engineering of equipment, establishing training / licensing requirements, etc.). Equalitarians believe as this practice becomes more commonplace, and its effect on the judicial system becomes more widely known, the public will become less incentivized to pursue the path of once profitable litigation.
Using our previous medical malpractice example, the USEP would promote the use of awarded punitive funds to support state and federal legislation / oversight once the civil litigants had been properly compensated. The goal of this action would be aimed at reducing malpractice insurance costs for doctors in private practice and reducing overall health care provider costs to patients. The idea being, as insurance costs decrease, the savings realized by reduced insurance premiums would in turn be passed onto patients in the form of lower care costs.