OB/GYN: "Being sued is part of the job"

Sad that it’s now almost part of the job description. (via This Makes Me Sick)

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  • Anonymous

    Another pro-Al Quida in America puff piece. These stories are a dime a dozen when it comes to the idolatrous rubes in the media – each and every one of them only discusses the cost of doing business (professional malpractice insurance rates) while failing to mention the after-expense income taken home by the providers that “are abandoning the field.” What are they abandoning, a fat six figure 180K-200K after-expense paycheck?

  • Anonymous

    Anon 12:01,

    You must be the same moron with the Al Quaida fixation who’s made other asinine assertions on this blog site.

    In case you missed the point of the article, it’s about how lawsuits are becoming an unfortunate way of life in this country for ObGyns. ACOG has pointed out that these docs are sued anywhere from 2-3 times duing their career. Even if some of them are making the “fat paychecks” you’re alluding to (which in South Jersey they’re not), they are leaving the profession because of litigation. Your comments are stupid and ridiculous, and have nothing to do with the point of the article. You want terrorist comparisons? Then go after the lawyers who make our lives miserable, take us away from patients, and fatten THEIR paychecks by inflicting misery on us all.

  • Anonymous

    My comments must have hit home. Good. Expect more of the same when it comes to allopathic idolatry and the self-serving “whoa is me” whining from the provider community. The sophomoric attempts of the writer of the article to paint the providers as victims is not relevant to my commentary. What is of relevance, given the misplaced anger on your part, is the broken legal system that allows idiot providers free range as “experts” without having to answer, to the same degree as experts in other fields, to the appropriate rules of evidence. It is poetic justice when one of the Al Quida members gets a taste of their own medicine when allopathic junk science is brought into play.

    The finger of blame should be pointed at your own bretheren. Think about that the next time some scumbag plaintiff in the making comes into your office claiming neck and back pain from an auto accident and you dutifully diagnosing posttraumatic cervical and lumbar strain/sprain injury secondary to MVA (post hoc ergo propter hoc and the physician as a freaking lie detector when it comes to patient history, which by the way, the majority of you have no clue how to actually analyze the purported cause, is the type of crap that passes in court as expert clinical testimony).

  • Anonymous

    Actually, your comments made me chuckle (and also make me wonder how much of your Haldol doses you’re missing) – they certainly did NOT “hit home”. If you think they did, dream on. Misplaced anger? Nope – more like appropriate hilarity. You clearly dislike doctors , but can’t even make a convincing argument as to why without being shrill and throwing around alot of high sounding phrases in English and Latin. The only correct thing you actually said was that the legal system is broken – it sure as hell is. But remember, bozo, while docs may be expert witnesses for BOTH sides, it’s the freakin’ lawyers who put this system into place to begin with. It’s the freakin lawyers who won’t allow reform of expert witness testimony. It’s the freakin’ lawyers who dominate Congress who’ve prevented any kind of malpractice reform from happening, even legislation solely designed to cut down on the number of obstetrical lawsuits. It’s the freakin’ lawyers who’ve blocked any kind of healthcare reform in my home state of NJ. Your comments are irrational and nonsensical at best, if not outright delusional.

  • Anonymous

    Physician lobbyists are why the expert witness requirement exists. Why would lawyers want to REQUIRE that they spend more money on a case?

    Think before you type.

  • Anonymous

    The lawyers force the Al Quida members to appear in court as expert witnesses? Really? Or, perhaps its the “do no harm” to the providers pocketbooks and sleep with the trial lawyers providers that prostitute themselves of their own volition?

    Want to stop the junk clinical science in the courtroom? Start with the Al Quida prostitues first. If not, then all of the providers deserver to get sued for the “pain and emotional” distress that they have been inflicting on innocent third parties with their junk science PI clinical causation and “mentally deranged sex offender should receive treatment and be cured” criminal defense pap.

  • Anonymous

    “Think before you type.”

    Actually, you should. Physician lobbyists (oh, please) didn’t mandate expert witnesses in malpractice cases. Lawyers claim “experts” are needed to help try cases.

    “Want to stop the junk clinical science in the courtroom?”

    Actually, it can be stopped by preventing the “junk” lawsuits from ever going to trial.

    “The lawyers force the Al Quida members to appear in court as expert witnesses? Really?”

    No, not really. But, when’s Bin Laden showing up to testify for a sex offender? C’mon, your comments are absolutely absurd. I suppose you feel the same way for experts testifying on behalf of “victims”, lying through their teeth on the stand. And what about experts in other areas of the law for other kinds of trials? Are they suspect too? Are they members of Hezbollah?

  • Anonymous

    “Actually, you should. Physician lobbyists (oh, please) didn’t mandate expert witnesses in malpractice cases. Lawyers claim “experts” are needed to help try cases.”

    Again, think a little. Why in the world would lawyers support making med mal the most expensive individual personal injury cases to take and give them the shortest statute of limitations?

  • Anonymous

    Anon 8:29

    Experts in other professions are not whining and crying like the allopaths on hand (as well as demanding special privileges available to no other profession regarding awards caps)and then bedding the same trial lawyers in the next breath when they can serve as profiteer by parroting what the plaintiff told them regarding some BS slip and fall or whiplash claim.

    The Al Quida in America reference is apt. Go to a “conservative” website such as WND and you will see the threats from the AMA posted everywhere – terrorizing the old and infirm with loss of access to care (do no harm does not extend beyond the pocketbook) unless the same old and infirm act as a proxy of Al Quida in America to ensure the continued buying off of the allopathic elite.

  • Anonymous

    The AMA is too busy worrying about whether erectile dysfunction ads belong on the side of buses to care about malpractice reform.

  • Anonymous

    “Again, think a little. Why in the world would lawyers support making med mal the most expensive individual personal injury cases to take”

    Maybe because it’s the biggest jackpot a lawyer can get short of product liability cases.

    Anon 11:42,

    You seem like a very disturbed individual with a pathologic hatred of doctors and lawyers. Guess that means you won’t be seeking any help.

  • Anonymous

    Most of you sound sick with your comparrison to Al-Quida and terrorists. Do you not have any respect for what to teh many people who died on 9/11? It sounds as though you don’t when all you can do is whine and make comparrisons that lawyers are terrorists for filing a lawsuit.

  • Anonymous

    Anon 4:31,

    It was the poster making comments about physicians being Al Quaida members that led to sarcastic comments about lawyers. Read the thread again.

    Example from the first post:
    “Another pro-Al Quida in America puff piece”

    More examples:
    “It is poetic justice when one of the Al Quida members gets a taste of their own medicine when allopathic junk science is brought into play.”
    “threats from the AMA posted everywhere – terrorizing the old and infirm with loss of access to care (do no harm does not extend beyond the pocketbook) unless the same old and infirm act as a proxy of Al Quida in America to ensure the continued buying off of the allopathic elite.”

    As far as respect for the 9/11 victims goes, it seems to me that the original poster is the one who has none.

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