Statement on Senate Passage of SB 1189
FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION—April 11, 2019
Contact: Lucy Nashed
AUSTIN – Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR) today issued the following statement regarding the Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 1189 by Sen. Dawn Buckingham, which requires accountability and transparency in attorney television advertising.
“The Texas Senate sent a strong message today that our state will not tolerate lawyer advertising practices that unnecessarily alarm Texans and create threats to public health to generate clients,” TLR General Counsel Lee Parsley said. “It’s unacceptable that Texans have suffered adverse health consequences or died because they were frightened into discontinuing use of a necessary medication by an advertisement for legal services. This bill requires a few common-sense disclaimers, including, ‘Do not stop taking a prescribed medication without first consulting a physician.’ We hope the Texas House will take quick action to ensure Texans are not harmed by harmful advertising practices.”