Doctor will not treat Oklahoma tort reform dissenters

This surgeon suggested that they go to Texas for their procedures:

Dr. Peter S. Hedberg, an Oklahoma surgeon who practices in Durant, said he will not treat legislators who voted against the bill and suggested they go to Texas for surgical procedures.

Unless it is an emergency, Hedberg said he will “never again accept anyone as a patient who has voted against lawsuit reform. They can go to Texas for their surgery, where doctors are not victimized by the malpractice lawyers.

“This might give them a sense of what it is like not to have easy access to care,” he said. “I will also never again be the’doctor of the day,’ providing free medical care for the legislators at the Capitol until we get lawsuit reform in Oklahoma.”

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