2 results for tag: Trial Lawyer


Bruce Braley Blasted The Chamber Of Commerce Over Tort Reform

  BACKGROUND …Tort Litigation Adds More Than $250 Billion To Cost Of HealthcareTort Litigation Costs More Than $250 Billion And 27 Cents Of Every Healthcare Dollar Goes Towards Litigation. “Tort litigation costs Americans more than $250 billion, that’s the equivalent to 2.2 percent of GDP and roughly $838 per person, according to Towers Watson.  This has real economic consequences. In healthcare alone, it’s estimated that tort reform could eliminate up 27 percent of medical costs. In other words, 27 cents of every healthcare dollar goes toward litigation.”(America's Ongoing Tort Litigation Nightmare, Forbes, 01/09/12)...

Congressman Bruce Braley’s Legal Career Included This Slip-And-Fall Lawsuit

The Washington Examiner Ashe Schow October 2, 2014 Iowa U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley has denied threatening to sue his neighbor over some of her chickens crossing into his yard. But as a plaintiffs' lawyer and former head of the Iowa Association for Justice (previously known as the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association), he has lots of experience bringing personal injury and other tort claims to court. Here's one of them: In 2006, Braley and a fellow attorney at the Dutton, Braun, Staack & Hellman law firm took the case of a woman who wanted to sue Wal-Mart because she slipped on some dish soap while shopping. The woman, in her lawsuit, ...