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Attorney Jessica Kasischke Lobbied on Behalf of Injured Victims on Capitol Hill

January 1, 1970 · FLEMING | NOLEN | JEZ, L.L.P.

This past week, Fleming, Nolen & Jez attorney Jessica Kasischke went to Capitol Hill to lobby Congress on behalf of injured individuals in Texas, and throughout the country. Right now, there is a bill that has been introduced in the House of Representatives that has the potential to severely limit the rights of individuals injured by dangerous drugs and devices, medical malpractice, and nursing home abuse to seek relief from the court system. House Resolution 1215 would effectively federalize tort reform, impose nation-wide restrictions on non-economic damages, and shorten the time an individual has to bring a case.

In addition to H.R. 1215, H.R. 985 is a one-sided attack against plaintiffs. H.R. 985 would essentially require injured individuals to prove their case before it was even filed with a court—even though the very proof they will need is in the hands of the defendant. However, large corporate defendants are not held to the same standards.

Jessica met with the offices of House and Senate members to tell them exactly how detrimental H.R. 1215 and H.R. 985 would be to her clients, and other injured individuals all over the country. She was able to illustrate the real-life consequences of these bills by telling her clients’ stories, and showing that if the bills pass it would be even more difficult to hold drug and device manufacturers accountable for the damage they do.

Even though her feet hurt after a long day on the Hill, Jessica wouldn’t have it any other way because she and the attorneys at Fleming, Nolen & Jez never stop fighting for their clients’ rights. You can help, too. Call your representatives and urge them to vote “No” on H.R. 1215 and H.R. 985.

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