Chamber Cheers WV Medical Liability and Venue Reforms

March 13, 2003 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 14 - The United States Chamber of Commerce today complimented the West Virginia State Legislature for passing and Governor Bob Wise for signing into law a medical liability reform bill that will help doctors and hospitals to continue meeting the health care needs of West Virginians. Read More »

Chamber Urges West Virginia Legal Reform Campaign

February 02, 2003 | Press Release

CHARLESTON, WV, Feb. 3, 2003 - The United States Chamber of Commerce today joined with the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce in urging state lawmakers to pass significant legal reform legislation. The chambers unveiled a full-page newspaper ad asking for WV citizens to repair the state's flawed legal system. Read More »

Chamber Study Shows WV Legal System Harmful to Patients

January 22, 2003 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 13, 2003 - The United States Chamber of Commerce today warned out of control medical malpractice liability is forcing doctors to leave West Virginia and harming the quality of patient care provided by those doctors who remain, according to a poll of West Virginia physicians. "This poll is a siren call to West Virginia that their state's litigation system is in critical condition," said Kate Sullivan, Chamber director of health care policy. "Lawmakers must make meaningful changes to heal the civil justice system before patients suffer." Read More »