Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Many Medical Malpractice Claims Motivated by Anger. This is an Improper Motive

What the doctor is trying to say is the evidence points to personal animus as motivating most malpractice claims. Such a motive is an improper motive and represent lawyer malpractice if it is the real reason for the lawsuit, and the alleged deviation from standards of care and its alleged harm is just a legal pretext. The filing of such a retaliatory claim is an improper use of a civil procedure and itself a tort. The subject of anger should be deeply explored in any patient and family deposition. Then the doctor should file a countersuit against the lawyer, the plaintiff and any family member who encouraged the claim. An attempt should be made to get an injunction from a higher court against any judge allowing such venomous claims to proceed beyond first pleading to dismiss.

The overwhelming majority, perhaps up to 80%, of medmal claims are weak claims. They fail at every stage of litigation. The innocent doctor should not settle, and should consider countersuing the lawyer predator. To deter.

Because there is a first duty to survive and to stay open, the cover up is the most common response of any health entity to medical error. All investigational material will be subject to discovery and may ruin the health entity. One may conclude that these weak, hate filled, retaliatory lawsuits result in the shut down of investigations into systemic improvements that would eliminate medical errors. Every preventable medical error may therefore be caused by the medical malpractice lawyer, with no exceptions.

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