How the media helps the insurance industry promote the myth of America’s “lawsuit crisis.”
In “False Alarm: How the media helps the insurance industry and the GOP promote the myth of America’s “lawsuit crisis,” Stephanie Mencimer reveals the role of corporate media outlets in the propoganda campaign to strip citizens of rights through “tort reform.” She concludes:
“The news coverage may be creating some unexpected consequences: Some academic researchers suspect that all the hype about the litigation crisis might actually be making Americans more litigious by giving them the erroneous impression that compensation is available through the courts for most injuries. . . . “Tort reformers may have produced more frivolous claims while making legitimate claims harder to bring.”
Ken Shigley, Shigley Law Firm, LLC, Atlanta, GA
The Shigley Law Firm represents plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases statewide in Georgia, and in other states subject to the multijurisdictional practice and pro hac vice rules in each state. Ken Shigley was designated as a “SuperLawyer” in Atlanta Magazine and one of the “Legal Elite” in Georgia Trend Magazine. He is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Chair of the Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability Institute and former chair of the Georgia Insurance Law Institute. He particularly focuses on cases arising from truck wrecks and accidents (tractor trailers truck wrecks, semi truck wrecks,18 wheeler truck wrecks, big rig truck wrecks, log truck wrecks, dump truck wrecks).