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HR 1215 — Taking Rights Away from Americans

The House of Representatives is trying once again to get HR 1215 out and into the Senate to make it the law of the land. This is a really bad law that takes away rights of Americans....more

Tort Reform Bill to Narrow Definition of Employee in Medical Negligence Actions

by Lathrop Gage on

SB 237 is a bill designed to limit the liability of hospitals and other healthcare providers for the actions or omissions of those who are not within a narrow definition of “employee.” SB 237 is designed as a legislative fix...more

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....more

Shouldn’t Congress Try to Save Lives of Americans?

What kills between 250,000 and 440,000 people in the United States each year; 700 deaths per day? What is the third leading cause of death in America? Isn’t it one of the responsibilities of the US Congress to...more

Should Veterans Have the Right to Sue for Negligence in Military Hospitals?

by Robert Kraft on

Since 1950, U.S. veterans have been unable to make claims for medical malpractice committed in military hospitals. This seemingly unfair rule was decided in a U.S. Supreme Court case referred to by the Plaintiff’s name,...more

Malpractice Victims Respond to Myth of "Frivolous Lawsuits"

Dear President Obama: On March 1, 2010, the undersigned five survivors of medical negligence and family members had the honor of meeting with the White House Office of Public Engagement about the issue of medical...more

Malpractice Victims Speak Out Against Balancing Fed Budget on Their Backs

The federal "debt commission" proposals have a variety of features that would allegedly make medical care more affordable by hurting victims' right to financial redress if they are hurt by the ongoing epidemic of hospital...more

Report: Congress Should Focus on Curtailing Medical Errors, Not Patients’ Rights

by Robert Kraft on

According to an update of the National Practitioner Data Bank released recently, fewer medical malpractice payments were made on behalf of doctors in 2009 than any other year on record. This contradicts claims by some that...more

Tort Reform Is Not The Answer

by Robert Kraft on

Tort reform is not the answer — that’s the headline of an editorial in the Des Moines Register. The editorial lays out the arguments in favor of tort reform as a way to save money on health care, but comes to this...more

The Real Reason for “Excessive” Medical Tests

by Robert Kraft on

Today’s Dallas Morning News has an editorial regarding medical testing that is relevant to the current health care debate. In my experience, “excessive” medical testing has more to do with medical professionals wanting to...more

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