Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Citizen Advocacy Group Started in Denver

The Denver-based, consumer-advocacy group Colorado Citizens forAccountability, held its first press conference and legal symposium Fridayafternoon. CCA Founder Patty Skolnik spoke before nearly 120 people as part of aweekend dedicated to medical malpractice victims and the protection of theAmerican Civil Justice System.
"We will speak out for those who have no voice," Skolnik said, referring tothose left injured through medical mistakes.DU Law professor Tom Russell served as host during the afternoon event. Heshattered several myths about the Tort Reform movement by explaining thatthe vast majority of citizens injured by companies, corporations orindividuals suffer in silence. Most never seek compensation through thecourt system. Only a small minority of those who take legal action prevail in court, Russell explained.