Medical Malpractice — No Wonder the Problem Persists

“There’s a medical malpractice litigation crisis!”

That’s the rally cry we hear over and over again.  It gets pounded into our collective pyche by the public relations machine of the AMA and the various Chambers of Commerce. 

But what about bad doctors and the risks they pose? 

Apparently it doesn’t matter.  Indeed, a report was released last month by the AMA’s own respected medical journal (JAMA) pointing out that fully one-third of doctors would refuse to report a fellow doctor who was incompetent.   Click here for an article about the study, and here for the actual study itself.

Talk about scary. 

How can the medical industry seriously lobby state and federal legislatures seeking limits on medical malpractice suits and damages when the doctors themselves acknowledge that they won’t even police their own ranks?!

Wiseman Quoted in Post-Election News Article

An article appeared in The Memphis Daily News analyzing the Republican sweep of local countywide offices, including extensive commentary from Lang Wiseman:

Shelby County GOP chairman Lang Wiseman said the discussion begins and ends with who was on the ballot.

“It just wasn’t even close,” Wiseman said. “Five of the Democratic candidates had already run for that very same office and lost. They’d already been rejected by the voters once.

“Two of them had actually been in that office and were booted out by the voters,” he said, a reference to Democratic contenders Shep Wilbun and Minerva Johnican.

You can read more quotes and the entire article by clicking here.