September 22, 2005

I-912 and Medical Negligence

The Seattle Times Backyard Blog is up and I was asked to join in this election season. My first post, arguing against I-912 lays out the bones of why I think the state needs to put up with a few pennies per gallon tax on gasoline. Considering that state officials are saying that people will die if precarious bridges like the Alaskan Way Viaduct aren't replaced or fixed before the next earthquake, I think every argument needs to be brought to bear to persuade people that investing in our state's infrastructure is both necessary and wise.

Also of note, Backyard Blog colleague and conservative lawyer Garrett Ferencz has written a very moving post discussing the practical impact of limiting non-economic damages in medical liability lawsuits. There aren't, as he points out, any 'lost wages' to be recovered from negligence leading to the death of a six year old child.

Posted by natasha at September 22, 2005 04:18 PM | WA Politics | Technorati links |

Natasha Chart?

Posted by: Carl Ballard at September 23, 2005 08:07 AM

Sigh. My poorly guarded secret has escaped for good and all. One of these days, my fundamentalist family is going to find this blog and we're going to have what I'm sure will be a fascinating conversation.

Posted by: natasha at September 23, 2005 12:10 PM