Thursday, February 3, 2011

Opposition to the tort reform bill before Congress is now reporting that a number of consumer watchdog groups and patient safety organizations are speaking out against the Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2011 currently before Congress. A letter (available here) on behalf of 24 different organizations, representing about 50 million people, was sent to U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith asking him to reject a tort reform bill that would make it more difficult for citizens to bring lawsuits in cases of medical malpractice and defective medical devices and drugs cases. Go here for the full story. I just posted my review of the the bill here.

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