This new video from Legal Progress, the legal policy program at the Center for American Progress, documents the damaging effects of Texas’ 2003 tort reform legislation. The bill essentially requires plaintiffs injured in emergency rooms to prove that doctors and nurses intentionally injured them—a near-impossible standard for holding hospitals accountable. As some in the U.S. Congress advocate following in Texas’ footsteps, it is vital to ensure that all Americans can get their day in court.
Billy Corriher is the Director of Research for Legal Progress at the Center for American Progress.
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