The truth about tort reform

There are lots of myths and misinformation out there that deceive people into thinking that lawsuits have become excessive and are causing many problems in America. In part, drug, oil, and insurance companies are responsible because they’ve spent millions to generate and spread these falsehoods. This article sheds some light on the real facts about lawsuits.

Contrary to popular belief about the growing number of personal injury lawsuits, the number of personal injury cases resolved in U.S. District Courts actually fell 79 percent between 1985 and 2003, according to the U.S. Justice Department, and the Bureau of Justice Statistics found the number of tort trials at the state level dropped 31.8 percent between 1992 and 2001.

It is also untrue that lawsuits are driving doctors, small businesses and corporations out of business. The Congressional Budget Office found that medical malpractice amounted to less than two percent of overall health care spending, and the number of physicians in the U.S. has risen more than 40 percent since 1990, according to the American Medical Association. Both the National Association of Manufacturers and National Federation of Independent Business conducted surveys showing lawsuits are low among the concerns of small business owners.

The real story is that some corporations will occasionally conduct their business in a negligent manner. Though all corporations have a right to run a profitable business, they must conduct themselves properly and according to the law. Civil justice attorneys hold them accountable and ensure justice is available for deserving individuals. If you believe you’re the victim of misconduct, visit our site to be connected to a medical malpractice attorney near you.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 at 1:32 am. Both comments and pings are currently closed.


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