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Monday, September 16, 2013


Gov. Rick Perry and TMA leaders all sung the same tune as we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the implementation of our landmark 2003 medical liability reforms. The message was simple: The reforms have kept the promises we made to Texans 10 years ago. Some sample sound bites:
  • Governor Perry: “I’m continually surprised some people still want to argue the case that tort reform hasn’t worked; they’re swimming upstream against a flood of hard data. … The best thing we can say about tort reform in Texas is also the most basic thing: It’s made people’s lives better.”
  • TMA President Steve Brotherton, MD: “My mom taught me that you’re only as good as your word. We’ve kept our word. Mom would be proud. And the patients of Texas are so much better off because of it.”
  • TMA Board of Trustees Chair Carlos Cardenas, MD: “The landmark law and accompanying constitutional amendment have assured good Texas physicians they can take on the most complicated illnesses and serious injuries without fear of facing a groundless lawsuit in return. And they have attracted record numbers of new physicians to the state.” 

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