“Tort Reform” swept across the country during the ’80s. Pushed by heavy lobbying and promises of lower premiums from the insurance industry, States made it more and more challenging to pursue remedies against health care providers and obtain total and fair compensation. Most of us in the business saw it for what it was at the time – a money grab. Premiums continued to climb. The well-funded industry scare tactics were simply a ruse to lower their payouts in the worst malpractice cases. Because caps hurt the people victimized the most, the most oppressed and vulnerable pay for these special protections. Many of the first states to enact such laws are beginning to see its harm to their citizens. Without accountability, there is no incentive to improve the quality of care.
California has had enough of the caps that protect bad doctors.
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Bill Thompson, Jr. is a trial lawyer with extensive experience seeking compensation for serious harm caused by, among others, Hospitals, Physicians and other healthcare providers (Federal and State), Manufacturers of dangerous products and drugs (Ford, General Motors, Michelin, and pharmaceutical companies), Common Carriers (US Airways, Carnival Cruise Lines), Class Actions involving Data Breaches, product liability, Airline Crashes, and any other negligent act leading to harm for many. We have nationwide experience in State and Federal courts, traveling wherever significant cases merit. We are often asked to appear in cases by motion with local partners in places as varied as Michigan, Massachusetts, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and every jurisdiction in Florida.