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Mothers have value!

 Right now in Lansing lawmakers are asking "what is a mother worth", and you will be surprised at the answer some lawmakers are giving. Senate Bill 1115  says that stay-at-home mothers and homeschooling mothers should be categorized as "non economic" value when it comes to malpractice hearings. I can say a lot about the value stay at home mothers have to their families and society as a whole but "non economic" would not be a term I use.

Some lawmakers say that this will save money in frivolous lawsuits but all this really does is protect a few reckless doctors and hurts moms and families.  Currently, if a stay at home mom or a mom that is homeschooling is injured by a doctor's error she is entitled to financial recovery from the doctor for child care and household services she performed but some lawmakers would like to change this. In Michigan, this means a mom could only recover up to $425,000 no matter how bad she is injured for the rest of her life. This change could make it impossible for a family to take care of their children after the error of a reckless doctor. No doubt we need to address the problem of healthcare cost in our state but should we do it on the backs of  injured moms?




This petition was delivered to:
  • Insurance Commitee Chair
    Senator Joe Hune
  • Majority Vice Chair
    Senator Jim Marleau
  • Senate Majority Leader
    Senator Randy Richardville

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