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Monday, September 9, 2013

TENTH ANNIVERSARY STUDY DOCUMENTS TORT REFORM'S HEALTHY BENEFITS

At noon today, TMA leaders will join with Gov. Rick Perry and others to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our 2003 medical liability reforms. They will gather in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, where outraged physicians sparked the battle against lawsuit abuse 10 years ago. Board of Trustees Chair Carlos Cardenas, MD, will represent TMA; Chevy Lee, MD, will represent the Hidalgo-Starr County Medical Society. We will release the results of a special TMA physician survey that shows the tremendous progress we’ve made in expanding access for sick and injured Texans thanks to the liability reforms and Proposition 12. Especially when compared with a critical survey we ran in 2003, the new study documents that medical liability reform has kept its promises. It has:
  • 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
  • Attracted record numbers of new physicians to the state. 

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