A different world – malpractice in Canada. Government subsidized malpractice premiums, loser pays . . . at a cost of capping doctor’s fees:

Bisson accepted the loss graciously. She had begun to mentally prepare herself for a trial, comforted by the thought she would one day find justice, when her lawyer called recently and said Wai-Ping was asking her for $32,000 in legal costs.

“I couldn’t believe they were sending someone on disability a bill. This gets me so emotional because there is no way I can afford it. It’s going to stop my lawsuit in its tracks.”

The worst thing, she said, is losing to a doctor who is using public money to defeat her.

“He’s kicking me in the teeth and he’s doing it with my money,” she said.

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