In an effort to become elected in this November’s mid-term elections, certain candidates are falsely attacking the civil justice system. In doing so, these candidates rely on innuendos and falsehoods in an effort to garner votes at the expense of the rights of everyday Americans.
Among other myths, certain candidates have been arguing that medical malpractice litigation has been the cause of high insurance rates, “defensive medicine” has dramatically increased the overall cost of medical care, and caps on damages are needed to protect against “run-away” juries. The Government Accountability Office and the Congressional Budget Office have conducted independent investigations and produced studies that de-bunk these myths. To learn more about the civil justice system and how it provides a fair and level playing field for all citizens, please visit the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA).
Every voter should should go to the polls educated in the facts about the candidates and their positions, and not be influenced by myths created by candidates with selfish interests.