It’s the advertising:

As attorneys, we’ve shot ourselves in the foot with tacky advertising. And that leads to an increased perception that we’re all greedy, rich, ambulance chasers.

Of course it is.

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  • Samsom Isberg

    So stop chasing ambulances, then

  • Anonymous

    All lawyers are bad and all doctors are good. Let’s get some balance. The truth is there’s angels and devils on both sides. Just glance thru the yellow pages for both lawyers and physicians.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t people usually find their doctor through the yellow pages, while they are more likely to find their sodomite in the yellow pages, or in an infomercial (“The Emergency Room really screwed up, now I’m going to make them pay, I’m calling Jim Sokolove”)

  • Anonymous

    You wouldn’t want people to find their doctor through the yellow pages. Many of you, with your interpersonal skills and lack of business sense, could not survive in the free market.

    As it stands now, you are essentially immune from quality control by the public. We have no way to rate you, compare you, etc. All we know is if you’re on our insurance plan.

    Someone like you, Anon 10:43, would be broke in a week.

    CJD

  • Anonymous

    So CJD is now advocating for a free market healthcare system?

    Works for me. I would make a lot more money and work less hours in a free market.

    But of course our government wont allow that because healthcare is a “fundamental human right” therefore it will never be a free market.

  • Anonymous

    “Someone like you, Anon 10:43, would be broke in a week.”

    Wrong again, my sodomite friend. I’m an ER doc. In a pure free market, assuming the sodomites were allowed to run wild and sue with no limits, even fewer people would have health insurance, and ER’s would be even more crowded, if that’s possible. The more you sodomites kill the health care system, the more job security us ER docs get. Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    “Many of you, with your interpersonal skills and lack of business sense, could not survive in the free market.”

    Interesting CJD you go on and on about how we “prejudge” you and your profession. Then what do you do is respond with a prejudiced statement.

    think about it.

  • Anonymous

    Guys like you Anon 2:05, don’t last when their personalities and understanding of risk are a factor in what they earn. You’d take a salaried job, not advance much, and spend most of your life wondering why everyone else did better than you.

    And Anon 12:44, I’m not “prejudging” anyone. I’m basing my assessment on the gentleman’s posts. My judgment is based on his words and the words of his anonymice brethren. What else would you suggest I use?

  • Anonymous

    “Many of you, with your interpersonal skills and lack of business sense, could not survive in the free market.”

    Actually you ARE prejudging. How do you know “they” lack business sense? How do you know “they” lack interpersonal skills? Based on a weblog? Now that is real “evidence” for you counsler. I stick by my statement.

    Think about it

  • Anonymous

    When someone cannot discuss a political issue without repetitious use of the word “sodomite”, or without calling anyone who has ever served on a jury a moron, then I’m pretty sure they lack interpersonal skills.

    As for business sense, one of the most important things in business is the assessment of risk. The inability of the anonymouse to have even the slightest understanding of the risk he faces as a physician indicates to me someone who would struggle in this area. Have you read his inane rants?

    What do you consider evidence if not someone’s own words? If he’d written it on parchment rather than a weblog would it mean more to you?

    CJD

  • Anonymous

    Here’s my example of why you guys are sodomites. I have a friend who was sued twice as an intern. (That means a few weeks or months out of med school). In one case he saw a woman with chest pain, he presented the case to the Attending physician, who decided to send her home. When she died a week later, the family sued the intern. The Attending was a well respected member of the community, he didn’t get sued. The family needed $$$, so that had to sue someone. So they went after the intern. It took 8 years of him being tortured, till it finally got thrown out. After his 2 lawsuits (And after 9 years of training) he was so bitter and burnt out he quit medicine and became a pilot. Why would I have anything but the utmost hatred for lawyers? CJD will never understand because he does not walk into the ER and have 25 patients waiting for him with vague minor complaints who all could be that “needle in a haystack”. He doesn’t live in a world where you constantly think how stupid you could one day look in court when in retrospect, “I should have sent that D-Dimer” or admitted that psych patient with anxiety and chest pain. I feel like an idiot admitting 25 year olds with chest pain, and Ct scanning a 20 year old with a migraine, while at the same time cancer patients can’t get healthcare due to insurance. The Lawyers have really f-ed up our healthcare system, and deserve the label “sodomite” It has nothing to do with “Butts”

  • gasman

    One of the local ambulance chasers who advertise heavily during the workday and late night on television (Brown and Croupen) has hired William Shatner to be a spokesman.

    I love startrek but think Shatner is otherwise the worlds worst actor. The only role where his egomaniacal overacting worked was as the slightly demented Denny Crane. Now that is a commercial; I need some imaginend wrong so that I can meet these guys. They’ll set right the wrongs of the world

  • Anonymous

    That’s funny. Shatner is a Canadian. In Canada the lawyers have to practice an honest craft for a living.