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Consumers, injured victims rally against CAPS

On March 9, hundreds of people from across Pennsylvania attended a rally in Harrisburg to protest the imposition of caps on non-economic damages. Attendees included victims and concerend citizens from Erie, Pittsburgh, Johnstown, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, Williamsport, Lancaster, Reading, the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia and its suburbs. Also in attendance were representatives from Mothers Against Drunk Driving, SmokeFree PA, seniors groups, organized labor, environmental activists and victims rights.





Attendees included injured victims and their loved ones. Photo by Top Guns Photography Dan Shoffstall tells the crowd how he suffered a diving accident when he was young but a defective wheelchair put an end to his recovery. Photo by Top Guns Photography
PaTLA President Richard J. Schubert of Pittsburgh addresses the crowd in the Capitol Rotunda. Nancy Opedal of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers speaks against proposed legislation to cap damages.
Chris Brett, who was injured by a drunk driver, urges lawmakers not to take away victims' rights. Pat Gillespie, representative of the Phila. Building Trades Council.
Bill Godshall, President of SmokeFree PA, explains that hundreds of thousands of lives have been saved as a result of lawsuits. Dan Ifee, a victim of an industrial accident, talks about his day to day struggles after losing both his hands as a result of negligence.
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers President Robert Mongeluzzi. Chanting 'Say no to caps,' the crowd filled the Capitol Rotunda.

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