Glenn Beck’s E.R. Horror Story
Will a celebrity story finally give much-needed attention to a problem that has already been discussed at length (on TortDeform, for example, here, here, and here), but which mainly has affected "regular" people?
Glenn Beck's E.R. horror story may bring renewed attention to E.R. care, something of particular importance as many states grapple with E.R. immunity bills to protect hospitals from liability related to emergency room tragedies (in other words--to make sure emergency room victims have little or no recourse through the civil justice system), and other states work to enact legislation that restores patients' protections.
On the Center for Justice and Democracy's website you can find more information on E.R. care including a fact sheet on emergency room malpractice and tort "reform", and a fact sheet on e.r. victims. Also visit Georgia Watch's website for more information.