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Monday, November 14, 2011

CIVIL JUSTICE LEAGUE CORRECTS "DELIBERATE MISREPRESENTATION" OF LIABILITY REFORMS

In a meticulously documented special report, the Texas Civil Justice League (TCJL) “sets the record straight” on the lawsuit abuse epidemic we faced in 2003 and the stunning success of the state’s medical liability reforms. “Since Texas enacted comprehensive medical liability reform in 2003, including a constitutional amendment ratifying limitations on noneconomic damages in medical liability lawsuits against health care providers, Texas has seen signi´Čücant improvements in access to critical health care services across the state,” the report states. “Opponents of these reforms, most recently Public Citizen, claim that liability reforms have not produced the promised results. This claim is simply false and rests on a deliberate misrepresentation of the purpose of the 2003 legislation.” TCJL also announced it promoted longtime staffer Carole Sims to executive director and brought Lisa Kaufman back from Speaker Joe Strauss’ office to be general counsel.

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