Perry Touts Tort Reform, Stem Cell Efforts in New York

NEW YORK — Gov. Rick Perry bragged on Texas' history of tort reform and the state's research into adult stem cell therapy on Wednesday at a conference hosted by Forbes magazine to address issues of cost and affordability in the American health care system.

In an interview with Steve Forbes, Perry said Texas "was called a litigation hellhole” before legislation he championed limited the scope and scale of malpractice lawsuits. “Personal damage lawyers are now one of Texas' exports,” he added.

And he said innovations in stem cell therapy, of which he was a beneficiary in the months ...

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