We've been getting some tasty med mal-related email of late. One note came in from the crew at SickOfLawsuits.org.
Drum roll, please: It's the 54th annual—alright maybe the first—“Bad Science Investigation” (BSI) Awards. The best junk science from the nation's finest "expert" witnesses.
The BSI for Best “Film Editing” goes to: Dr. Ray Harron
That's right. Dr. Harron of West Virginia was hired by personal injury lawyers to read x-rays for their asbestos lawsuits – and then he was hired to read the same x-rays for silica lawsuits. In a result that was surprising to the scientific community and a federal judge, Dr. Harron improbably diagnosed the same people as being sick from both conditions! Dr. Harron may not be able to accept his award, however. After U.S. District Judge Janis Jack questioned his diagnoses of thousands of patients as having two diseases, he sought a lawyer for himself and abruptly closed his medical practice that was dedicated exclusively to reading x-rays.
Read up on the Dr. X-Ray, here.
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More awards next week.