Now I'm going to actually call you an idiot, instead of saying your uninformed opinion was ignorant. In no rational world is it a gas can manufacturers fault if someone decides to prune their worthless genes from the pool by pouring gasoline on an open flame. I am not responsible for your actions, and neither is a gas can manufacturer. There are labels galore on highly flammable materials warning to keep them away from open flames, but gasoline cans shouldn't even need that. There's no mystery behind pouring gasoline in a lit grill, just as there isn't any surprise when you try to iron the shirt you're wearing. You're pouring an accelerant on because you know it's highly flammable in the first place, just like you know an iron is hot.
What I have found about prop 12 in Texas: "Collin County, the Dallas suburb that is the wealthiest in Texas in terms of per capita income, gained the most obstetricians. Its 34 new ones increased its obstetrician ranks by an impressive 45 percent since Proposition 12 passed." In the rest of Texas As of 2007 there were 152 counties in Texas with no obstetricians - the exact same number as before the passage of Proposition 12. Prior to Prop 12, there were 20 counties with no physician at all - now there are 21.
What you failed to find is that Texas is ranked somewhere around last in doctors to population, that those 152 counties are all rural with small populations, and thus don't have an actual full blown hospital, where everyone goes to have their baby delivered these days, and are one of the states where the doctor population has actually been growing, instead of shrinking.
You can't invalidate a law simply because it doesn't fit some magical bullshit impact you want. Nothing is going to make a town with a population of 500 get an obstetrics department. Fortunately, these people can drive to a nearby hospital faster than you can get across the Dallas Metroplex.
It's understanable why any business owner would want tort reform- but I tend to side with the little guy because of power disparity.
The little guy gets sued too. The little guy can't afford to sue. Without loser pay, you can have a rock solid case for ten grand, and your lawyer is going to cost more than you'd get. You can only get representation in a "small" case when your lawyer is assured his pay. This is why class actions are everywhere. It's the only way these people can get anything, and then the lawyers get a huge chunk of it anyway.
The rich guy can also afford to run you down with bullshit for months, or even years, making even cases in the hundreds of thousands worthless to pursue. With loser pay, your lawyer's concern becomes can he win it, instead of are you worth it.