“This illustrates how little physicians understand about what goes on in a courtroom.” That was overheard in one of the discussions below. That is true. I know squat about the law – which is why I practice medicine. When discussing screening panels for malpractice cases, the same should be true for lawyers and judges. They should have no more authority when discussing medicine than I do discussing law.
That is why screening panels that consist solely of a judge is ridiculous. This is not about arrogance or a God-complex. It’s about common sense.