(Login broncobux) MikeBrownSucks.com Forum Moderator Posted Apr 11, 2012 4:21 PM
"The completely broken tort system drives the cost of medicine sky high and through the roof."
--- B.S. That is 100% B.S. and you know it. Quit lying to people on this board, USCthree. YOu know as well as I do that Medical Malpractice Litigation affects less than 2% of total health care costs. Less than 2%!!!!!!!!!! And some studies show less than 2%!!!!!
"Obama hasn't demanded any changes to that system, hell no. How about a cap on pain and suffering damages, or a cap on lawyers' fees, or an excise tax on plaintiffs' contingency awards?"
-- Translation - USCThree thinks its ok to Shift the burden from the TortFeasors (Negligent doctors, people texting on cell phones that cause car accidents or drunk drivers) back to their victims. Nice, USCthree.
-- You think drunk drivers should get a break and not their victims? Hilarious.
You think the doctor that operated on the wrong knee should get a break and not the kid whose leg just got wrongfully amputated. Nice, dude. Real nice.
-- What are you really mad about? How much money attorneys get paid on these cases? Its called life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, moron. I contract with my clients and we agree to the terms of my employment. I charge a contingency fee. If I dont win or settle, I get ZERO.
-- You want a crappier lawyer? Go contract with a crappier lawyer that charges less or charges by the hour. You have that right. Dont tell me how much I can or cannot charge for my clients. Its none of your fukking business. None. I dont tell doctors what they can charge they have to treat every Medicare patient that walks through their door and I never will. They want to get in bed with insurance carriers? Go for it. You know they pay the docs less. Its your business, not mine.
As a lawyer, I do pro bono projects during the year where I get ZERO $$. How is that for big payouts?
"Obama hasn't even asked for a provision that would award wrongfully sued doctors and hospitals the cost of their defense."
---- Define wrongfully sued. Do you think that if a defense doctor wins a med mal lawsuit was "wrongfully sued"? Do you even have an elementary understanding of civil litigation and the what the standard is for one side to win the case? Its "more likely than not" - the old 51% rule. Which brings me to my next point.
--- Do you know that Medical Malpractice lawsuits are primarily driven by what is contained in the medical records? Guess who has control of those bad boys after the malpractice occurs? Yep, the doctors. You dont think the doctors are changing those records ALL THE FREAKING TIME to avoid lawsuits????? Why do you think most doctors are opposed to electronic records???? THINK ABOUT IT. If they are scanned in, its harder to change them and avoid those pesky lawsuits.
"Obama hasn't asked anything of the plaintiffs' lawyers because those plaintiff lawyers contribute tens of millions of dollars to Democratic candidates. They have done so for years years and they will continue to do so as long as the Democrats protect their business. They put a lot of money into the Obama campaign. Why screw up the flow of campaign donations?"
--- Cry me a river. The doctor's union (because that is EXACTLY what they are) and the insurance companies give the same amount to the Republican candidates.
Tell them the whole story. Not just your BS side of things, Rush Limbaugh.