Fighting Back Against the Lawyers?

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    Have you ever wondered what could be done to stem the litigious insanity that has become the norm in America? Our insurance rates have skyrocketed, and it is becoming almost impossible for small businesses to survive. Well, the American Medical Association may have an answer.

    AMA chapters in several states have introduced legislation to allow doctors to refuse non-critical treatment to lawyers and their spouses. This comes as a result of Tort Reform legislation that the AMA has been backing. Six states have already passed a punitive damage cap of $250,000 for medical malpractice suits. This legislation is being strongly pursued by the AMA in many states, because many doctors can no longer afford to practice with current malpractice insurance rates. Today, most doctors pay more than half of their earnings to insurance companies, and the rates are going up every year.

    This issue has become a hotbed with the AMA chapters in many states including New Hampshire, Ohio, Illinois, Oklahoma, Georgia, Missouri, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Others are expected to propose similar measures.

    All of us suffer from high medical insurance premiums due to the hordes of lawyers who ring hospitals like circling vultures as well as the teams of lawyers who now have to be retained to defend the hospitals. All of this is paid for by... guess who... (got a pocket mirror?). I won't even get into how many billions of our tax dollars pay for the huge court system required to deal with all this bogus legal wrangling.

    I would LOVE to see the day that small businessmen everywhere fight back. A day where lawyers cannot get a suit dry-cleaned. Where they are refused service in restaurants and are tossed from taxicabs. A day where lawyers are shunned from polite circles. Alas, this type of blacklisting has already been tried, and it failed. We used to expose and shun the Communists and Socialists in our midst. Today they run the DNC..


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    JScott I check facts.

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    Insurance companies dont have any responsibility in this at all, do they?
     
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    It all sounds great until you are the one injured through no fault of your own.
     
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    And then it's awesome, after the settlement. Early retirement!

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    What percentage of malpractice claims are for genuinely severe cases?
     
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    maybe there should be legislation that physicians should be able to deny non-critical treatment to the terminally stupid.
     
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    most... it costs about $50,000 to pursue a med mal case, on average. if the case has no merit, it can't get past the merit panels. i'm not going to say there are no people who would take a meritless case, but it wouldn't go very far.
     
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    perhaps if the ama would police itself instead of protecting doctors at all costs..there would not be so many out of court settlements..that are kept quiet by the everyone....cant just pack this off on lawyers....ama just doesnt do it part ... someone needs to hold doctors responsible for bad medicine
     
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    So medicine is too inherently risky for general practitioners to practice?

    For those demanding >$250k in malpractice suits, have they considered the impact of their demands upon the severe medical staffing shortage?

    No, they are simply seeking revenge against the imperfect field of medicine.
     
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