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Monday, February 11, 2008

TMA TAKES LEGAL ACTION TO PROTECT LIABILITY REFORMS

With several personal injury trial lawyers taking aim at our 2003 cap on noneconomic damages in health care liability cases, TMA decided it was time to head off this dangerous trend at the pass. We joined with a TMA-member physician, the Texas Alliance for Patient Access, and the Texas Hospital Association in a suit to resolve these constitutional challenges. “TMA will fight to keep Texas’ 2003 liability reforms,” TMA President Bill Hinchey, MD, said. “We cannot let medical lawsuit abuse ravage our state’s health care system again.” The suit follows the legal pathway the Texas Legislature set out when it enacted the reforms in 2003.

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