HR 1215 – Congressman Goodlatte is putting corporations over people AND taking away state’s rights. Don’t let him.

 

 

 

All –

Much of my last two weeks has been spent researching a recent Bill that my Congressman Bob Goodlatte drafted and presented to the House Judiciary Committee in late February. 

 

The Bill HR1215 – Protecting Access to Care Act 2017 (ironic name) would have a severe and negative impact on Virginians. 

Please take 15 minutes to listen to my recent podcast on the Bill. Link is below.

Other links are also below. Email with questions – and thanks for caring about Virginians.  

PODCAST: 

healthcare costs

OTHER RESOURCES: 

New, Evidence-based Estimate of Patient Harms Associated with Hospital Care:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23860193

American Bar Association Statement on HR1215: 

http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/uncategorized/GAO/ABA%20Opposition%20to%20med%20mal2017.authcheckdam.pdf

How to Email your Senators and Congressmen: http://www.takejusticeback.com/rightsatrisk

Economic Analysis of whether similar efforts would decrease costs of malpractice insurance and overall cost of healthcare: http://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Publication%20Files/8_Dafny_Impact%20of%20Tort%20Reform_2012_93c817fc-8837-4430-bf73-e17d651f505e.pdf

Congressman Goodlatte’s contact information: https://goodlatte.house.gov/

My contact information: lellerman@frithlawfirm.com / www.frithlawfirm.com

 

 

 

Lauren Ellerman

Lauren Ellerman

In 2011, Lauren Ellerman was named "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her work in the community. To speak with Lauren about your personal injury case, contact her at lellerman@frithlawfirm.com.