TV ad targets frivolous lawsuits
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Oct. 24, 2005
The grassroots group Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, which runs a Web site (link), has launched a national television ad campaign targeting frivolous suits.
The group, which has more than 165,000 physicians, business owners and citizens in chapters across eight states, began the ads as part of Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week Oct. 3-7.
"Some personal injury lawyers, who file frivolous lawsuits in hopes of striking it rich, are bankrupting our health care system, and we are all paying the price," said Evelyn Tobias-Merrill, MD, the group spokeswoman.
The group also recently conducted a survey of 800 likely voters, of which 79% said they worried that frivolous lawsuits would endanger their efforts to get affordable health care.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2005/10/24/prbf1024.htm.