Each year, over a hundred thousand people are killed by preventable medical errors, due to negligence or wrongdoing. Many more are seriously or permanently injured, disfigured or disabled.
Congress has done little to address this serious problem. Instead, the Congressional leadership is working to pass legislation that would limit the right of those injured through no fault of their own to hold wrongdoers accountable and eliminate a key incentive for health care providers to act responsibly in the future.
For those who are injured or family members of those who have died as a result of medical negligence, the civil justice system is the last resort and the court room is the only place where they can seek justice against powerful interests on a level playing field.
This week is so-called “Health Week,” the US Senate will vote on medical malpractice legislation which would dramatically restrict your ability to hold wrongdoers accountable.
Please help fight this attack on our rights.
Learn the facts about the bill: http://www.peopleoverprofits.org/facts.aspx
Read about victims of medical malpractice: http://www.peopleoverprofits.org/facts/medmalface.htm
Contact Congress and tell your Senators to protect the health and safety of Americans, not corporate profits: http://action.peopleoverprofits.org/action/index.asp?step=2&item=10358
At a time when so many people have been harmed due to preventable mistakes, Congress should be talking about protecting the health and safety of patients, rather than protecting the profits of negligent wrongdoers.
Thank you for your support.
Derek Layser and Aaron Freiwald