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Ex-Sen. Fed Thompson call’s Haslam’s tort reform plan unnecessary

Ex-Sen. Fed Thompson call’s Haslam’s tort reform plan unnecessary
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A proposal by Gov. Bill Haslam to limit monetary damages from lawsuits in Tennessee is unnecessary and a jury should decide how much is awarded and not government, former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson told a House panel Wednesday.
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Program connects aggrieved workers with lawyers
Lots of workers complain about their bosses. In fact, tens of thousands of employees each year go so far as to take their concerns to the Department of Labor — more grievances than the agency can handle.
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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by - March 30, 2011 at 8:18 am

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Charleston Construction Litigation Attorney Mass Tort Defense Lawyer South Carolina

www.phsm.net 843-722-7733 Pierce Herns Sloan & McLeod in Charleston, South Carolina handles construction, commercial and mass tort litigation. They serve clients in Charleston, Berkeley & Dorchester County, SC.
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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by - March 26, 2011 at 11:11 pm

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When speaking about Health Care Reform, did President Obama talk about tort reform? Is that change…?


by juggernautco

Question by KJ: When speaking about Health Care Reform, did President Obama talk about tort reform? Is that change…?
we can believe in from President Obama?

How can he be blaming health care costs on anything else? The Democratic Party is full of lawyers, so in order for Mr. Obama to really do health care reform, he would have to go against his base. Do you believe that will ever happen?

In a recent press release, stated the following “Lawsuit Abuse Facts: ”

According to a recent Towers Perrin study, the U.S. tort liability system cost each U.S. citizen $ 721 in 2001 ($ 205 billion total).
More than 40 percent of doctors reported avoiding prescribing appropriate medication because they knew the drug might be involved in litigation.
Personal injury lawyers walk away with 30-50 percent of any jury award to the plaintiff, plus an additional percentage of the award to cover expenses.
Since its widely used cholesterol-lowering drug Baycol was withdrawn from the market, Bayer is facing more than 8,000 lawsuits. The New York Times notes that at least 6,000 of those lawsuits, however, are being filed by people who did not suffer any side effects whatsoever.
Their web site state these “Fast Facts – Symptoms of Lawsuit Abuse:”

Lawsuit abuse affects all Americans on different levels.
80% of Americans say personal injury attorneys take too much of their clients’ winnings.
76% of Americans believe medical liability lawsuits threaten access to quality healthcare for families.
74% of Americans describe medical liability issue as crisis or major problem.
By 61% to 22% margin, Americans say lawsuits against doctors result in wealthy lawyers rather than improved quality of care for patients.
Lawsuit costs passed on to consumers add up to nearly $ 721 per year for every person in America today.
Because of litigation fears, 79% of doctors said they had ordered more tests than they would based only on professional judgment of what is medically needed.
It takes at least a year to resolve most lawsuits, and delays of three to five years are not uncommon. Unfortunately, injured people with legitimate claims can wait years before their cases go to trial.
An estimated $ 50 billion per year is spent on unnecessary test procedures designed only to guard doctors and hospitals against malpractice claims.
Almost half of the money spent by physician insurers goes towards defending cases that ultimately are closed without compensation paid to the claimant.
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The first four answerers are saying Tort Reform is not needed! Wow… it is only 2% of health care (I wonder where you got that fact!). Even if it were true, that is still $ 5 Billion…. not much of a savings and that is why lawyers throw around that fact!!

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Answer by Angry
The elephant is the perfect symbol for Republicans: they never forget, lead each other around by the tail, and think everyone should work for peanuts.

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7 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - February 5, 2011 at 10:12 pm

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Howard Dean Admits the Democrats Oppose Tort Reform out of their Fear of Trial Lawyers.

After Jim Moran accused a questioner of being a plant and checking his ID, the man was allowed to ask why democrats will not consider Tort Reform. Howard Dean stepped up to the podium and candidly answered the valid question, which, has been known for some time… The Democrats are bought, paid for, and afraid of trial lawyers(future politicians). More at www.cnsnews.com

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25 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - January 25, 2011 at 2:13 am

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Why aren’t democrats “on board” for tort reform in health care?

Question by John Q: Why aren’t democrats “on board” for tort reform in health care?
It’s a “no brainer” for cost cutting. Don’t democrats want to cut costs for health care or would they rather just cash their checks from trial lawyers?

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Answer by allysum19
Tort reform has been tried in some states. The only benefits went to the bottom lines of insurance companies.

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10 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - January 6, 2011 at 8:12 am

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Are “donations” from the Trial Lawyers Association the reason Democrats don’t support Tort Reform?


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Question by Donkey Can’t Hang: Are “donations” from the Trial Lawyers Association the reason Democrats don’t support Tort Reform?

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Answer by gunning4u
absolutely.

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15 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - December 30, 2010 at 1:16 pm

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Should we have caps and limits for jury awards, why not reasonable tort reform?

Question by slappyjk: Should we have caps and limits for jury awards, why not reasonable tort reform?
This question isn’t about abolishing trial lawyers rights to advertise, to troll through the ghetto for anyone who can make an argument to get a lottery payoff, by filing a personal injury law suit.

Strange isn’t it, those who complain the most about the cost of health care, are the same people who have given trial lawyers “open season” on the health care industry? These people don’t seem to understand that the cost for malpractice insurance, the “runaway jury awards” and all the protection from litigation are all passed onto the consumer, causing the cost of health care to exponentially increase.

So, what is wrong with placing reasonable caps on law suits for personal injury and malpractice?

Is the purpose of the trial lawyer, to break the back of the health care industry, to enable socialism and then communism, to take root?

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Answer by skii_tyme
Let’s focus on getting our country back on it’s feet, then we can talk about your Right Wing racist agenda.

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4 comments - What do you think?  Posted by - December 19, 2010 at 11:15 am

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