If you are going to insult all plaintiff attorneys with this garbage, then bring some proof. Compare your unfounded opinion with my experience as medical malpractice defense attorney for over 20 of my 31 years as an attorney. I never lost a single medical trial, even those I should have lost. I settled many cases because they were too risky to take to trial, even when I knew juries look for ways to find doctors not negligent. In the vast majority of cases I handled, the doctor/hospital/nurse/CRNA/etc. did nothing wrong. However, I've seen astounding medical negligence that a first year resident would have recognized was a problem. I've seen routine minor procedures result in death or permanent serious injuries. If fact, I've seen so much in those 20+ years that I worry when a friend or relative goes in for minor procedures like an appendectomy.Bitter Clinger wrote: ↑Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:04 pmSo now you are defending contingency fee liability lawyers? Really? They are the ones guilty of malpractice. Your obvious need to justify a forgone conclusion with shameless self promoting marketing pieces speaks volumes. Find me a real fact based citation and then we can discuss.ninjabread wrote: ↑Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:57 pmIf you think the "contingency fee liability lawyers just looking to strike it rich without regard to whose life or reputation they destroy" are using inaccurate numbers, you could provide the correct numbers, with appropriate citation to back that up. Oh wait, instead of challenging the accuracy of the numbers, you resorted to ad hominem fallacy. Whoopsy daisy!Bitter Clinger wrote: ↑Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:26 amAnd certainly, none of these so-called statistics could possibly be due to the fact that we are overrun with contingency fee liability lawyers just looking to strike it rich without regard to whose life or reputation they destroy? Oh wait, both of your citations were in fact published by just such ambulance chasing blood suckers. Whoopsy daisy!ninjabread wrote: ↑Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:47 ammedical-malpractice-deaths-u-s-exceed-gun-deaths-wide-marginA recent study by Johns Hopkins University analyzed eight years of data – which is equivalent to two presidential terms – to look into the problem of medical malpractice in the United States. Turns out, medical malpractice kills at least 250,000 Americans every year, which is a rather modest figure compared to other studies showing that medical malpractice deaths in the U.S. total more than 400,000 a year.
doctors-kill-people-year-preventable-deaths-car-accidents-gunsWhat about guns. School shootings. Terrorism.
That is about 33,000 a year—which is a disgusting number by itself.
But preventable medical errors causing deaths? Almost 7x as many deaths! Approximately 250,00 confirmed fatalities due to preventable medical errors. And some researchers believe that number could be closer to 440,000.
Now, you show me the figures about medical malpractice are not accurate. Bring proof, not more insults and false bravado. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, don't insult a fellow member again.