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April 18, 2006

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Ted

For the whole story on Dick Schaap, see Overlawyered.com. Why is a pro-reform site regurgitating Center for Justice & Democracy press releases?

http://www.overlawyered.com/2005/07/another_thought_on_the_dick_sc.html
http://www.aei.org/publications/filter.all,pubID.24273/pub_detail.asp

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Are you now going to spread a little of your outrage against the needless deaths and injuries of ordinary people caused by medical errors?

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Medical malpractice suits are not as common as you may think, in fact less than one half of one percent of doctors or healthcare professionals ever have to deal with medical malpractice cases. If you think that you may have a case, the best thing that you can do is get a lawyer to help you out.

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