G erald Zuckier spouts the typical liberal dogma that if the poor, unfortunate and disadvantaged just had access to full healthcare services, all would be well (“Putting med- mal in check,” Letters, May 3, p. 25). This is pure nonsense.
The sides of buses and daytime TV are filled with lawyer ads, and structured settlement refinancing is now apparently so common that these companies can afford prime-time advertising. The temptation to take it easy and coast in your motorized chair, while taking a no-cost contingency flier on grabbing the brass ring of a malpractice settlement, will be with us until tort reform and meaningful fraud interdiction become reality. Ronald A. Hellstern Physician