Calling All Clients & Friends of George & Farinas, LLP
Your Help & Action is Needed RIGHT NOW!
Our team at George & Farinas, LLP recently contacted you about several
problematic bills currently working their way through Congress. If these
bills are passed and ratified, each would either greatly reduce or eliminate
the rights of injured persons in order to favor large corporations and
the insurance industry. One such bill is scheduled for a vote on Thursday, June 15th, 2017 – that is
this Thursday! We really need your help to stop this bill in its tracks!
Stop H.R. 1215, the Protecting Access to Care Act
HR 1215 is sweeping legislation that will limit the ability of anyone receiving
benefits from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Department of Veterans Affairs
(VA), Medicare, or Medicaid to sue physicians, even for wrongful death
and ethical violations such as sexual assault. Medical device and drug
manufacturers that introduce failed, defective, and dangerous products
to the markets will also be protected under HR 1215. Additionally, the
bill imposes damage caps lower than any state presently has allowed, proposing
the drop the cap down to just $250,000, regardless of the number of parties
or damages. Not only does this bill reduce your rights as individuals,
it also greatly infringes upon each State’s right to pass laws and
protect their citizens.
Why Stopping HR 1215 & Similar Bills is Important to You
Bills like HR 1215 will impair the ability of injured persons to sue physicians
for malpractice, and drug and device companies for failed products. It
will also cap damages for these injuries, regardless of the severity of
the injury, and for no clear benefit other than to support corporations
and insurance companies from being held accountable for wrongdoing. Essentially,
nearly all working men and women will have their rights denied if this
bill and others like it are approved. Passage of this bill will be a windfall
to the insurance industry, and will lead to greatly reduced accountability
from negligent doctors and health care providers. Overall, it would be
a losing situation for the average American.
We Only Need 3 Minutes of Your Time!
We need all of you to send a
strong message to Congress by firmly telling your representative to
vote “no” on H.R. 1215.
Take Justice Back is a website that will help you make a difference and fight back against
this one-sided bill. This site has an online tool that will allow you
to automatically write to your Congress representatives. It also provides
talking points that will help you explain why you full-heartedly believe
that representatives should strongly oppose this bill.
We have provided the link to this great site below. On average, it takes
less than 3 minutes to complete the petition and send a letter to both your House and Senate
Go to www.takejusticeback.com/protectpatients
From everyone here at George & Farinas, LLP, thank you
so much for your help, time, and consideration! Now, let’s get the letters
to Congress rolling in