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Eric Turkewitz

Modern Day Tort “Reform”

Cross posted from New York Personal Injury Law Blog:

Once upon a time, tort "reform" consisted of asking legislatures for protections and immunities from suits by capping damage awards on the most badly injured of people, so that responsibility shifts from the person/company that did the deed onto the victims to fend for themselves.

That's fading away. This is what the new tort "reform" looks like for drug makers...

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Posted at 7:48 AM, Apr 19, 2008 in Debunking Tort "Reform"
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Kia: All torts pass on cost to the public. Every penny comes from the pockets of working people. If Medicaid for all injuries replaced torts that would be true. If corporations pay, they pass on all costs. If they cannot, they go out of business. Working class people get unemployed and the public loses a competitor, pays higher prices.

So the premise of this site, to promote pretextual, false litigation, steals from working people, and enriches slick land pirates.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | April 19, 2008 11:05 AM

If you want to see who is pushing technology and developing new medications that include cures to diffent lymphomas and cancers, go to www.clinicaltrials.gov. There you will see that the incentive and cures are coming from the private sector, not the government. We must be careful with our class actions and not use our medications as the financial scapegoat of other things or the result will be that the money that goes to finding the cures will go to the attorneys.

Posted by: throckmorton | April 21, 2008 10:00 AM