Monthly Archives: September 2010

A Switch in Time Saved…A Hospital

President Franklin D. Roosevelt brooked no dissent among his subordinates. He famously cashiered his Commander in Chief of the U.S. Fleet, Admiral James O. Richardson, soon after a meeting in October 1940 because the Admiral hurt his feelings. Richardson had … Continue reading

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Blame the Victim

Sometimes I am dumbfounded by the reaction some people have to an event compared to the event itself. A case in point was the public reaction to a recent jury verdict out of Virginia Beach.  The jury believed that a … Continue reading

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The Tell-Tale Heart

Sometimes doctors bury their mistakes, but what happened at Christus St. Catherine Hospital, outside of Houston, is ridiculous. Earlier this week, a jury found the hospital liable for fraud for events after the death of Jerry Carswell, 61, in January … Continue reading

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The Jig Is Up on Tort Reform

Think of politicians who asseverate about “limited government” but really want a crushing and stifling government to benefit themselves and their friends.  They utter all the shibboleths of big-government-is-bad and, yes, they might manage an exiguous tax cut once in … Continue reading

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Young women have strokes

Imagine you received a call in the middle of the night from a stranger identifying himself as “Dr. Goodhart” who informed you that your 19-year-old daughter had just had a heart attack?  I went through that horrible experience one bleary-eyed … Continue reading

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