GOP campaigning to strip patients of key legal protections

This article was originally written by Patrick Malone & Associates P.C. | DC Injury Lawyers.  The full article can be found using this link.

GOP campaigning to strip patients of key legal protections

GOP campaigning to strip patients of key legal protections

“We all know how con artists work the streets. One might bump into you in a train or in a crosswalk, while the other grabs your wallet. Or one might smile and chat with a mom at a playground, while her partner nabs the purse.

Patients and consumers may want to watch carefully for the congressional version of the distraction scam, a series of stealth bills that aim to strip them of valuable legal rights and protections they’ll need if harmed by big hospitals, rich doctors, big insurance companies, or giant corporations. With so much commotion under way with the new administration, Republicans sneakily have launched a furious, multi-pronged so-called “tort reform” campaign. They’ve wanted it for a long time. They insist it is needed to curb excess and frivolous lawsuits, to save money for Uncle Sam (who often is a defendant), to make the economy work better, and to add jobs, and to make life in general more wonderful.

Their arguments are counter-factual and lacking in evidence.”

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http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/gop-campaigning-to-strip-patients-of-47634/

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