Cyrus Dugger

Patients end up losing when ‘tort reform’ wins

From the Jackson Sun:

Patients end up losing when 'tort reform' wins

Upon being selected as speaker of the Senate, Ron Ramsey, R-Blountville, announced that "tort reform" would be one of his priorities because we were losing doctors from our rural communities as a direct result of "frivolous lawsuits." He followed that announcement by unfairly accelerating the committee process, effectively denying seriously injured patients the opportunity to oppose a medical industry bill calling for fixed "caps" on non-economic damages. (keep reading)

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