In response to President Obama’s speech to Congress on healthcare reform, the American Association of Justice, medical malpractice attorneys, and victims of medical malpractice urge you to contact your U.S. Representatives and Senators to say no to tort reform as part of the larger push for healthcare reform. It is important to let lawmakers know that the focus should be on reducing preventable medical errors and patient safety, and that taking away the rights of patients will not significantly reduce the cost of healthcare. It is crucial to maintain patients’ rights to hold healthcare providers accountable when medical mistakes are made, and taking away these rights will only prove harmful to future victims of medical malpractice.
Stand up for patients’ rights and write or call your Representative and Senators to say no to medical malpractice reform.