There are serious concerns about H.R. 1215, introduced by House Republicans in their effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. If this bill passes, it would be more difficult for people to win lawsuits for injuries resulting from medical malpractice, faulty medical devices, or defective drugs.
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If youâve been seriously harmed by an unsafe medication, a preventable hospital error, or a doctorâs negligence, you have a constitutional right to have your day in court, and for a jury of your peers to decide what fair compensation should be.
You can help make sure local juriesânot Washington lobbyistsâdecide what compensation is fair for Mainers harmed by medical negligence. Tell Congress that you oppose H.R. 1215, and urge them to oppose it.Take the time to write, call, or send an email to your U.S. Representatives and Senators. Tell them to protect your right to trial by a jury of your peers, including the right for a jury to decide compensation in medical malpractice cases, guaranteed by the 7th Amendment.Contact your Maine representatives today to let them know you believe victims of medical malpractice should keep their rights to a fair trial and full compensation. Urge them to reject this bill.Congressman Bruce PoliquinCongresswoman Chellie PingreeSenator Susan CollinsSenator Angus King