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WSJ Highlights Diagnostic Errors

Over 98,000 people die each year as a result of medical errors that could’ve been prevented. Preventable medical errors are the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and cost our country $29 billion a year.

Take Justice Back Turns 1

A year ago this week, the American Association for Justice launched Take Justice Back. The aim of the campaign is simple – to help protect the civil justice system as well as the rights of Americans. When corporations act irresponsibly, they must be held accountable just like anybody else. 

Watch: Today Show Talks Generic Drug Accountability

 

Nearly 80 percent of all prescriptions in the U.S. are filled with the generic version of a drug.  And while the lower prices can be appealing to the consumer and health care providers, the consequences of generic drugs can be dangerous. 

Patients who take generic drugs lose their right to justice. All drug corporations should be accountable for warning patients about the dangers drugs can pose. 

Take Action to Prescribe Justice

Generic drugs make up 80% of all prescriptions filled in the United States. But generic drug manufacturers cannot independently update their labels to warn of new side-effects and cannot be held accountable if their drugs injure or kill Americans.

AAJ President Sounds Off On Forced Arbitration

 On Wednesday, Oct. 25, American Association for Justice president Burton LeBlanc appeared on the Ed Schultz Radio Show with guest host Mike Papantonio to discuss the dangers forced arbitration can have on small businesses and consumers. 

Wait...I Agreed to What?

Most Americans don't realize they've forfeited their legal rights until it is too late. Buried in the fine print of many contracts are dangerous forced arbitration clauses that eliminate access to justice. Do you use a credit card? Then you have probably “agreed” to forced arbitration. What happens if you catch the bank stealing your money with phony interest fees? See if you can hold it accountable.

Take the time to see how consumers can become trapped in the forced arbitration maze by clicking the picture above. 

Georgia-Pacific Reports Show Corporations Can't Be Trusted

Earlier this week, the Center for Public Integrity published an exposé detailing the deceptive research program Georgia-Pacific funded to avoid accountability for their asbestos-containing joint compound.

Wisconsin Bill To Deny Justice for Asbestos Victims

Last week, Jason Johns, executive director of the Wisconsin Asbestos Victims Network, wrote an op-ed in The Cap Times about how Senate Bill 13 will deny justice for people affected by asbestos in Wisconsin.

Hawaii Supreme Court Issues Win for Americans

In a breakthrough win for Americans, the Hawaii Supreme Court sided with high school teacher Michael Siopes over health care conglomerate Kaiser Health.

Constitution Day Special: Brought To You By The 7th

In honor of Constitution Day, we are highlighting seven ways the 7th Amendment has made America safer.

For those of you without a pocket Constitution, the 7th Amendment is your right to a trial by jury.  It allows you to access the civil justice system and hold corporations accountable when they injure and kill innocent Americans, pollute our environment and endanger our children.  As we know all too well, if no one is accountable, no one is safe.

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