Perhaps I should surrender the argument to someone with such a superior "private" education.
"The reason that drugs and health care costs so much in the U.S. is lawyers."
Nope. The reason drugs cost so much is research and development. Is part of that cost defense based? Of course. However, its also common sense. You cant put a drug ont he market that might kill people and not warn them. You need to do due diligence and research long term studies.
I already shot down your health care cost argument. Less than 2%, home skillet.
"A colleague of mine, a neurologist at UCLA has had 2 frivilous (look up that word bronco) lawsuits filed against him and he explains about many more against fellow physicians at UCLA. Yes, they too are all frivilous. Frivilous meaning ZERO factual information to go on...complete shams. I am more than qualified to say this as a person with decades of experience in the ph"
--I think you mean "frivolous". In any event, most states now require an expert affidavit to accompany a medical malpractice lawsuit. Herego, you need another doctor to opine that malpractice exists before you can start a complaint. Thus, if another expert opines that malpractice occurs, you then have an expert-driven case. Thus, its not frivolous. Frivolous means without a medical basis or without a legal basis or claim. Sorry, Charlie. YOu are wrong, again.
"Billions of dollars are spent on defensive or "cover your rear end" tests each year in fear of lawyers. Often times doctors are sued and lose on complete bogus, junk science as was the case in which one of your heroes, John Edwards, made his fortune."
Huh? Edwards was a bad-baby litigator. Next time you think that is a junk science ask the mothers and fathers of babies born with cerebal palsy due to a doctor failing to get get to hospital on time for a high risk pregnancy due to the doctor deciding to play golf on the due date of a high risk pregnancy and the course was an hour away.
"My specialty, drug manufacturing...well one bad drug after a mandatory 7 years of FDA testing and you are bankrupt. This is our system. To cover themselves drug companies and physicians pay increasingly outrageous malpractice premiums ($180,000 for a doctor in middle America). What do you think they pay in Los Angeles bronco?"
--- It depends on what kind of doctor you are. Thereis nothing more precious than human life according to you Republicans, right? Well, the OBGYNS are the guardians and protectors of that precious life. If they F*** up, a life can be permanently altered. If that is your intended profession, you should understand the risks involved.
"I would never deny you a living bronco. God knows you are probably still paying for your public education at Ohio State."
-- Nope. I am only paying on graduate loans. My debt from OSU is long gone.
"TORT REFORM does not limit damages.
Actual damages can be fully compensated."
What a bunch of bullsh!t. Almost every state in the country now has caps on Medical Malpractice. Nevada has a cap of pain and suffering of $350,000. If your doctor screws the pooch and you are paralyzed, the max you can get is 350,000 for pain and suffering. Good luck with that amount for 40 years.
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