By: Admin On: June 29, 2015 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Southeast Texas Record, June 2015 In February, state Rep. Doug Miller, R-New Braunfels, introduced House Bill 1492, relating to consideration of asbestos or silica trust claims in actions asserting asbestos or silica injuries. Texas tort reform groups, such as Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse, campaigned the bill, frequently asking Texans...

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By: Admin On: June 23, 2015 In: medmal, News Comments: 0

Eye on Texas, June 22, 2015 In an interview on Fox News Sunday, Former Gov. Rick Perry lamely defended his record on access to health care. When pressed about our state’s chronically high rate of citizens without health insurance, Perry said that isn’t how he “keeps score.” He trotted out...

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By: Admin On: June 22, 2015 In: medmal, Myths, News Comments: 0

LegalExaminer.com, June 16, 2015 …Where is the outcry for malpractice victims? Medical negligence is the problem, not plaintiffs and not their attorneys or the legal system. Injured victims, or families of those who lost a loved one, are not out to win the lottery; they are in real pain...

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By: Admin On: June 17, 2015 In: medmal, News Comments: 0

Health Leaders Media, June 10, 2015 The quality of hospital care may have just as much of an impact on malpractice claims as tort reform, research suggests. Examining a single health system with hospitals in both Texas and Louisiana researchers observed that the number of lawsuits dropped in the...

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By: Admin On: June 15, 2015 In: News Comments: 0

Madison Record, June 12, 2015 Travis Akin, Executive Director of Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch  described Madison County in terms of “judicial hellhole” and the burdens that out of state asbestos claimants place on the local court system, Edwardsville attorney Jack Daugherty mounted challenges that would include a range of...

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By: Admin On: June 10, 2015 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Boston Globe, June 7, 2015 A decade ago, at the beginning of the obesity epidemic, there was talk of people suing fast-food companies, akin to the tobacco lawsuits of the 1990s. In response, many states passed laws limiting liability for selling food. Now there’s a study by economists at...

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By: Admin On: June 08, 2015 In: medmal, Myths Comments: 0

Belleville News Democrat, June 5, 2015 You published editorials in March and July of 2004 essentially predicting a health care wasteland unless jury verdicts were capped. “The lack of caps in Illinois is a big part of the reason medical malpractice rates have skyrocketed in Illinois to the point...

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By: Admin On: June 03, 2015 In: News Comments: 0

Washington Post, June 3, 2015 …There is a bitter irony to the situation, but it’s not unusual that the very people who are most beset by police violence are the ones who wind up paying for it with their pocketbooks. When victims or their families are paid out by...

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By: Admin On: June 01, 2015 In: News, tortreform Comments: 0

Alton Daily News, May 29, 2015 …The system works well, according to the president of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. “Laws like these begin to affect real people,” said John Cooney. “And everyone from widows of state troopers to the people who ended up – because of particular litigation...

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