Trial Lawyers Sap Innovation

By August 15, 2006Briefly Legal

We’ve said in this space on many occasions that one of the many drags on the economy caused by trial lawyers is the toll they take on innovation. Hang around with manufacturers — the leaders of innovation — for just a few minutes and you’ll hear all about it. It’s real.

Well, here’s a good piece from John Stossel on the topic. So many innovations — notably vaccines — are being held back out of fear of lawsuits and the climate of fear created by over-zealous trial lawyers. Time to get them in check and unleash all the innovation that we’re capable of creating.