For Immediate Release: September 9, 2009
Contact: Ray De Lorenzi
202-965-3500, ext. 369
AAJ Response to President Obama's Healthcare Address to Congress
The following is a statement from American Association for Justice President Anthony Tarricone:
Washington, DC—“Tonight, President Obama made clear that our current health care system is broken, and reform is needed to provide coverage for the uninsured and lower health care costs for all Americans.
“The pilot programs outlined by President Obama will require more detail. But the focus must be on reducing medical errors and improving patient safety. Over 98,000 people are killed every year by preventable medical errors. Reducing accountability won’t improve health care.
“Trial attorneys see first-hand the effects medical errors have on patients and their families. We should keep these injured people in mind as the debate moves forward.”