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June 19, 2006

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Matt

To any of you thinking about that "prompt, fair, and reasonable" compensation and how nice that sounds, remember that insurance industry lobbyists will be determining the meaning of each of those terms.

Take a look at the legislation they've drafted in pursuing their goals so far, and see if you think such things as periodic payments of awards, NOT adjusted for inflation, evidences the patient's best interests.

DBR

"Take a look at the legislation they've drafted in pursuing their goals so far, and see if you think such things as periodic payments of awards, NOT adjusted for inflation, evidences the patient's best interests."

Riiiight.....and how exactly is it in the patients' best interests to wait 3-5 years for a trial or settlement, only to have more than half of that compensation cover lawyers' fees and court costs.....? Or to know that no lawyer will take his or her cases because it might not be lucrative enough...?

Matt

Donna,

Please tell me how any proposal you have championed cuts administrative costs, moves cases faster, or increases the chance of a victim finding a lawyer.

Those are all valid criticisms of the current system. However, every proposal you back resolves none of those, and only succeeds in making it harder for the victim to recover and seeks to reduce that recover when they do.

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