Courting Justice: You Don’t Believe Me?

March 22, 2013

By Robert N. Hunn

I want to share with you a recent email I received:

Mr. Hunn—

Your blog is pathetic and you are trash. Everyone knows that plaintiff medical malpractice lawyers are destroying health care in America. Thanks to you, physicians are moving out of Pennsylvania to states that have caps on damages. You are the reason healthcare is so costly. Why should physicians have to be fearful that just one runaway verdict could bankrupt them for the rest of their lives? It’s not fair. I hope you and the rest of the bottom-feeding plaintiff’s bar choke on seaweed on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean.

Love,
Mom

Ok. I get it. You don’t believe me when I tell you that you’ve been misled by the tort reform movement into believing that reforming tort laws is the solution to the high cost of healthcare. Well, if you don’t believe me, would you believe an article co-authored by a physician that was published earlier this year in a reputable medical journal? Check out the article below and see for yourself. Mom, take a break from playing Words With Friends and read it.

And Mom, by the way…my dinner better be ready for me when I get home.*

The Five Myths of Medical Malpractice – CHEST Journal, Official Publication of the American College of Chest Physicians

*DISCLAIMER: I’m kidding about the dinner part. I’m 52 years old and I don’t live at home…(much).