Washington E-Newsletter

Neurosurgery Opposes Bill to Give Trial Lawyers Tax Breaks

On Dec. 17, 2021, the Health Coalition on Liability and Access (HCLA) — a coalition of associations and businesses representing physicians and other health care providers, hospitals, medical liability insurers, employers and health care consumers — wrote a letter urging the removal of Sec. 138518, Expenses in Contingency Fees Cases, from the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376). The letter — sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) — expressed concerns that Sec. 138518 would provide no substantive benefit to either claimants or defendants in the litigation process. The HCLA supports resolving liability claims without resorting to litigation.

Click here to read the HCLA letter.