Some weekend reading

>> Friday, August 14, 2009

A doctor's view of a malpractice suit can be found here. Makes for interesting reading if you're in to that sort of thing - well written and amusing. I thought it made a nice change, since you only ever hear the plaintiff's "that evil bastard doctor/hospital" point of view, and never the perspective of the doctor involved. People forget that there are people who will simply lash out, or are encouraged to do so, at whomever is handy in a situation like that, without taking into account that the other side also comprises real people who will have to deal with the very real, and sometimes quite severe, fallout. One of the comments on this story said that 10% of doctors sued for malpractice will commit (or attempt) suicide - a shocking consequence indeed.

Ahem. I'll just get the hell off of my soapbox now. I have no idea where that came from! Your erratically scheduled snark will be returning soon!


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