NACA urges Congress to reject proposals that would shield big businesses from being held accountable for misconduct. Providing legal immunity for corporations that harm people will not help hardworking Americans’ ability to cope with the COVID-19 health and economic crisis, it will hamper it.
NACA joins consumer, health, legal and public interest groups to strongly oppose H.R. 1215: The “Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017.” This bill would limit the legal rights of injured patients and families of those killed by negligent health care. The bill’s sweeping scope covers not only cases involving medical malpractice, but also cases involving unsafe drugs and nursing home abuse and neglect.
In March 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed bills that would unnecessarily burden the civil justice system. The bills, particularly legislation that would add onerous and unnecessary requirements on class actions, are an unwarranted attack on Americans’ access to court.