AAJ Response to House E&C Committee Approval of H.R. 5

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For Immediate Release: May 13, 2011

Contact: Michelle Widmann
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AAJ Response to House E&C Committee Approval of H.R. 5

Washington, DCThe following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) President Gibson Vance in response to the House Energy and Commerce Committee approving H.R. 5:

“This extreme bill is no solution to the real problems facing America’s health care system today, most importantly the 98,000 people that die every year from preventable medical errors.  By handing out immunity to negligent healthcare providers, this bill removes critical incentives to improve safety and will leave even more patients at risk.  Instead of protecting wrongdoers and limiting the rights of injured patients, Congress should put more important priorities, like patient safety, first.”

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