www.SickofLawsuits.org’s National Education Campaign Reveals That Americans’ Believe Personal Injury Lawyers Are Most Responsible for Frivolous Lawsuits

October 3, 2005Washington D.C. – According to a recent survey by www.SickofLawsuits.org, Americans list personal injury lawyers as the group most responsible for frivolous lawsuits. The survey finding will be featured in an advertisement today in Roll Call. The ad is one of four advertisements running in Roll Call as part of the group’s public education campaign leading up to Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week (October 3-7), which begins today.

“Certain greedy personal injury lawyers will file questionable lawsuits based on junk science in hopes of winning big money,” said Sick of Lawsuits spokesperson Dr. Evelyn Tobias-Merrill. “Frivolous lawsuits, filed by some personal injury lawyers, reduce our access to healthcare, discourage medical innovation and keep life-saving medicines off the shelves.”

The campaign will run half-page print advertisements, including the one today, to raise legislators’ awareness about Americans’ concerns over the need for legal reform. www.SickofLawsuits.org also is planning to launch a national television advertising buy this week to encourage citizens to help stop lawsuit abuse and protect America’s healthcare system.

“We want to let our representatives in Washington know that legal reform continues to be a major issue for all of us,” said Dr. Tobias-Merrill. “These survey findings show that Americans are sick of lawsuits, and it’s time we declare zero tolerance on lawsuit abuse.”

The national survey of 800 likely voters was conducted by Public Opinion Strategies on behalf of www.SickofLawsuits.org during August 16-18, 2005. The margin of error is + 3.5%.

www.SickofLawsuits.org is a nonpartisan, grassroots campaign of Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, representing more than 165,000 supporters across the country including doctors, healthcare professionals, small business owners, attorneys and other individuals from all walks of life. Persons interested in more information or becoming active on lawsuit abuse and healthcare issues can visit www.SickofLawsuits.org.

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