Pure non­sense

Modern Healthcare - - Opinions Letters -

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

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