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It is easy to take one set of facts and say it applies to everyone. This tactic is used by those attacking the tort system on a regular basis. They use absurd or unusual cases to justify their demands for a change in the system. For example we can all agree that

Physicians are expected to evaluate their patients thoroughly and act in their best interest. Lawyers are expected, within reasonable limits, to investigate claims that their clients bring to them and file only lawsuits that have merit. This true fact was used in an article attacking medical malpractice lawsuits and by inference any type of personal injury claim. The problem is that it dealt with one lawyer in one situation. If one looks you can always find a end to justify the means.However the facts show that our system works well and that it protects the rights of all from Robert Bork to the average citizen

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