Don't Hate Ralph Nader, A Shining Example to Plaintiff's Trial Lawyers
Posted by Brendan Faulkner of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Sep 03, 2012 in Product Liability
Ron Rosenbaum wrote an excellent column in Slate a couple of months ago arguing that Ralph Nader is still a hero notwithstanding the unfair criticism he continues to receive for his role in George W. Bush's winning the 2000 presidential election.
Rosenbaum points to Nader's incomparable record of exposing corporate and government corruption, as well as medical malpractice, product defects, and drug company-subsidized science.
A Connecticut native and lawyer by training, Nader has started or inspired many nonprofit organizations including Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (TLPJ) a national public interest law firm dedicated to using trial lawyers' skills and resources to create a more just society.
TLPJ has special litigation projects that secure access to justice by battling unnecessary secrecy in the courts, mandatory arbitration abuse, and federal preemption of injury victims' claims.
D'Amico & Pettinicchi is currently pursuing product liability claims on behalf of injured customers against large multinational corporations including Kawasaki Motors Corporation, Synthes USA (now DePuy Synthes), Medical Components, Inc., and AngioDynamics.
We, too, are committed to battling unnecessary secrecy in courts, because, in the words of Justice Brandeis "sunlight is the best of disinfectants." Section 10 of Article I of the Connecticut Constitution declares that, "[a]ll courts shall be open, and every person, for an injury done to him in his person, property or reputation, shall have remedy by due course of law, and right and justice administered without sale, denial or delay." This is a critically important right that should not be given up lightly.