Our friends at Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse just released a statewide survey of physicians’ views on personal injury lawsuit ads. Among the findings, “82 percent of doctors surveyed agree that personal injury lawyer ads can lead to patients not taking their medications.”
The TALA survey fuels wide-ranging concerns for patients and was driven by the proliferaton of personal injury lawyer advertising designed to recruit patients into medical lawsuits.
Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse of Central Texas (CALACTX) spokesperson Jennifer Harris said,
“Physicians are on the front lines and recognize the very real and negative impact personal injury lawyer advertising can have on a patient’s health. It’s a diagnosis with a simple solution. Patients should not let a lawyer be their doctor, and greater transparency in these type of health care personal injury lawyers would help.”
Learn more about the “Don’t Let a Lawyer Be Your Doctor” public awareness campaign online here.