Progress was finally made last week when the historic health care bill was signed into law. During the arduous debates involving the health care law for nearly a year, the only points that opponents of health care reform would discuss were “tort reform” and “frivolous lawsuits.” Despite mountains of facts to the contrary, 40 million people uninsured, and skyrocketing health care costs, opponents to the health care bill and many Republican lawmakers argued that trial attorneys and plaintiff injury litigation were to blame for all of our nation’s health care system’s problems.
So, the entire argument of health care opponents was that too much medical malpractice lawsuits and personal injury lawsuits were the cause of our country’s broken health care system. And what has happened now that monumental health care legislation has been signed into law? The health care opponents hired lawyers and filed lawsuits of their own.
The Chicago injury attorneys at Levin & Perconti agree with the American Association for Justice and acknowledge that there is nothing inherently wrong with using the legal system to solve disputes when no other solution is available. In fact, the Chicago medical malpractice lawyers agree that the judicial system was created by the Founders for this very purpose! However, it is awfully hypocritical for lawmakers to push for “tort reform” and limit everyday American citizens’ access to civil justice while also using the court system to push their own self-serving agenda. It is shameful that such individuals are continuously trying to limit the type of justice that individuals harmed by negligent doctors or nursing home abuse can obtain through the justice system while using the court system for its own movement.
To read more about the tort reform hypocrites, click on the link to the article featured on Huffington Post.