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September 21, 2006

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Matt

Hey, authors, I have to ask. You call it a medical liability nightmare. Why? Because insurance rates increase? Because trials take time? Because they're expensive? The Studdert study showed that it gets it right pretty often, but is there a system you're familiar with that is more accurate?

This is a serious question. And is there a system that you believe is not a "nightmare" that you would prefer? And if you say European systems or no-fault, are you willing to give the public the benefits of those systems beyond just the benefits that go to the physicians?

Cara Fletcher

It's very bad that the doctors hadn't paid attention to your wife.I remember a similar case of a friend of mine and after the surgery she needed three months recovery time after the hysterectomy.

Hartford Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Thats really to bad that stuff like this happens.

Ajlouny

I know this post is pretty old, but OMG, this just makes my stomach hurt. It is just incredible that doctors and hospitals can sometimes get away with cover ups and people have to suffer like this. Stop treating your patients like cattle and really stop and listen when they tell you something. It's their job to save lives not put them in harms way.

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