The House of Representatives has passed a series of bills that may make it nearly impossible for individuals to hold large organizations and corporations accountable for wrong doings.
The proposed legislation if passed by the Senate, could eliminate a patients’ right to seek justice in the event abuse, neglect, or misconduct occurs in a hospital or nursing home. These bills may also directly affect the rights’ of consumers, workers, and individuals wronged by large corporations.
Congress will vote on the following bills this week:
Protecting Access to Care Act, H.R. 1215, will prohibit those who were injured or died due to medical malpractice, dangerous drugs, defective devices, and nursing home abuse/neglect, from filing a heath care claim or seeking justice in a court of law.
Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act, H.R. 985, may (potentially/arguably make it harder for) class action suits to hold corporations responsible for misconduct that affects a large group of individuals.
Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency Act, H.R. 906, will allow the asbestos industry to continue to delay and deny compensation for asbestos victims, and will also threaten the privacy of asbestos victims and their families.
Innocent Party Protection Act, H.R. 725, will allow corporate wrongdoers to more easily move a case into a more favorable forum.
Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act, H.R. 732, will no longer allow non-profit charities to receive much-needed compensation from corporations guilty of committing widespread harm to the public.
It is imperative that we all speak up and urge congress to vote ‘NO’ on these bills that would have such a negative impact on so many.