Ted Poe of Texas and Phil Gingrey of Georgia certainly aren't on the same page, The Hill reports.
Rep. Ted Poe of Texas blasted a malpractice proposal to set a $250,000 ceiling on non-economic medical malpractice damages. Our Atlanta Injury Firm applauds the position.
Poe, a member of the House Tea Party Caucus and a former judge, says the bill infringes on states' rights. He says he'll vote against the bill if it requires caps for states that don't want them. Poe says. "I think it's a violation of the Tenth Amendment." The New York Times reported that bill sponsor and obstetrician Phil Gingrey of Georgia paid $500,000 to settle a negligence claim and has three other claims on his record. Sounds like a case of personal payback.
Tea Party members are learning that states rights means the federal government should stay out of state injury law. How about a review of ERISA reimbursement claims and federal preemption next ?