Take Action
Sick of Lawsuits? You Should Be!

Hold your legislators and candidates accountable. Ask them where they stand on lawsuit abuse.

If you're sick of lawsuits that threaten your healthcare, send a loud and clear message to your elected officials and candidates for elected office. Let lawmakers know you care about this issue - expect them to work for reform and hold them accountable if they don't.

What To Do

  • Go to a candidate debate, a forum or a town hall meeting and ask your legislator or candidate if they stand with consumers or with personal injury lawyers.
  • Write letters and make calls to your elected officials.
  • Take advantage of radio or television call-in programs to raise the issue.

Following are some questions you can ask to find out if your legislator or candidate support commonsense reform that will help stop lawsuit abuse:

  • Do you agree that frivolous lawsuits and excessive damage awards are problematic?
  • Do you favor reasonable limits on the amount of money juries can award for punitive and non-economic damages - those damages that are in excess of medical costs and lost income?
  • Should courts have stricter standards to ensure that verdicts are based on scientific facts and not "junk science"?
  • Do you agree that a lawyer should be required to have a plaintiff and proof of harm before filing a lawsuit?