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Monday, October 4, 2010

SURVEY SAYS TEXAS TORT REFORMS HAVE STRONG BIPARTISAN SUPPORT

A survey released by Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse (PDF) found that the majority of Texas voters — from across the political spectrum — believe that lawsuit reforms have helped increase access to health care, injected fairness in our courts, and helped attract businesses and jobs to the state. Sixty-two percent of the respondents said our 2003 medical liability reforms have been a good thing because they have helped bring thousands of new physician specialists to Texas, allowed hospitals to provide expanded medical care, and reduced lawsuits so people with legitimate liability claims can have their cases heard. Supporters include 58 percent of Democrats, 61 percent of political independents, and 68 percent of Republicans. More than three-quarters of all respondents said the Texas Legislature should “protect reforms designed to reduce abusive lawsuits.”

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