Monday, October 18, 2010

First of all, sue your doctor

Caller: I want to bring a medical practice against my doctor.
Me: Why don’t you tell me why you think you have a malpractice claim.
Caller: My doctor subscribed me drugs and they’ve made me tired and dehydrated.
Me: Did you talk to your doctor about these symptoms?
Caller: Yeah…he said that they were side effects of the drugs. He offered to change my subscriptions, but I didn’t want to do that.
Me: Now you want to sue your doctor?
Caller: Yes.

I believe that medical malpractice caps are not the answer. Summary executions for those that attempt to bring frivolous claims is the answer.