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“Tort reform”: blocking the courtroom doors

The Pacific Research Institute recently issued a report that strongly indicated that the most recent “tort reform” has tipped the scales of justice largely in favor of large corporations, leaving children and the elderly with no remedy in the face of abuse and neglect.

Recent “tort reforms” have capped economic damages at $250,000 in medical malpractice lawsuits. This impedes potential plaintiffs, who ensure the system is working properly, by making it too expensive for many injured persons to go to trial against a large corporation who can afford to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars defending lawsuits.

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