How the Civil Justice System has helped make America safer Monday, May 9, 2011
Product safety. Medical negligence. Environmental oversight. Corporate wrongdoing. The civil justice system has had a dramatic effect on our day-to-day lives, allowing ordinary people a platform to tap constitutional rights enshrined by America’s founders and battle back to hold powerful corporations accountable. Consumer attorneys have helped increase the safety of products, improve our environment and ensure our health by fighting for people who often can’t fight for themselves. Their efforts have addressed dangers in the home and the workplace, on the road and in the sky — and by doing so have improved the quality of life for each of us. Some of our biggest victories have been…
The photo above links to an interactive graphic that shows just a few incidents of medical negligence that the civil justice system helped uncover. This graphic was made possible thanks to the efforts of the Civil Justice Research & Education Project and the American Association for Justice. Graphic artist: Leslie Carlson.
Other AAJ Reports on how America is safer because of Civil Justice
Improving Auto Safety
Identifying Dangerous Toys
Helping the environment
Standing up for Seniors