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Report Commissioned by Illinois State Bar Association Examines and Discredits Common Claims Made by Tort Reform Supporters

January 22, 2016  ·  By HM&M

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The Highway Loss Data Institute has released a study naming the cars with the highest injury rates per crash. Cars that rated poorly in this study were the Toyota Yaris, Suzuki SX4, Chevrolet Aveo, Mitsubishi Galant, Kia Rio, Nissan Versa and Sentra, Hyundai Accent and Dodge Avenger. The study also demonstrated that cars with the highest injury rates were small and light. Proponents of this study believe that it is more effective than crash simulations for predicting which cars' occupants are most likely to be injured in real world crashes.

As a car and truck accident attorney in the busy city of Chicago, I have seen a wide variety of injuries from car crashes including many which were very severe. If you or a loved one owns one of the cars that rated poorly in this study, I would respectfully suggest that you consider a larger, heavier car next time you are car shopping.

January 22, 2016

The Lies Told by Tort Reform Supporters: Are Patients Taking Advantage of the System?

In Illinois, and all across the country, people are being told that our justice system is broken and that patients are frivolously suing (and winning against) innocent doctors, nurses, and hospitals. But, like many of the stories spun by tort reformers, such claims are untrue. If anything, evidence shows that not only is our system... Read More

January 22, 2016

Punitive Damages Grossly Exaggerated by Media and Tort Reform Supporters

As of 2011, Illinois ranked in the top 20 of medical state licensing boards' serious doctor disciplinary action rates. The state reported 143 cases, resulting in an average of 3.45 serious actions per every 1,000 physicians from 2009 to 2011. Doctors called into question for medical malpractice face the possibility of having their license suspended... Read More

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