Statement on Senate Bill 1189

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AUSTIN, TEXASThe following statement regarding the Texas House’s preliminary approval of Senate Bill 1189, relating to deceptive advertising of legal services, should be attributed to Marcus Jahns, chairman of  Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse:

“We are grateful to members of the Texas House for passing Senate Bill 1189 by Sen. Dawn Buckingham, which will help to rein in deceptive legal advertising. Consumers currently have little protection from misleading ads for legal services — they’re everywhere, all the time and often scare people out of taking necessary medicines.  This bill will require advertisements to properly warn patients that it is dangerous to stop taking a prescribed medication before consulting with a physician. We urge Governor Abbott to sign this critical piece of reform into law.”