AAJ Response to State of the Union

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For Immediate Release: January 25, 2011

Contact: Ray De Lorenzi
202-965-3500, ext. 8369
media.replies@justice.org

AAJ Response to State of the Union

Washington, DC—The following is a statement from American Association for Justice (AAJ) President Gibson Vance in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address:

“As many as 98,000 people die every year from preventable medical errors, with countless more injured.  President Obama should direct his focus towards tackling this startling figure, not promoting efforts that could eliminate the legal rights of patients.”

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