"Her vocabulary was laced with too much plaintiffese"

An ER doc talks about the ridiculousness of the pain scale:

“Oh at least a 10. Can I put 11? Or 12? It’s way off the scale.” Vicki wrote 10 in the box. This meant she was supposed to give strong pain medicine, quickly. Another quick look from Vicki; she had only been in the room for two minutes with this patient yet she already had the same feeling, one that I was quite sure about: that there wasn’t really that much pain here and that the VAS protocol (a hospital policy at that point) was wrong for this patient too.