Saturday, April 4, 2009
Not tort reform, but SOMETHING!!!
There’s something very sick about a society that has such a large population of members who think the way to prosperity is through lawsuits. Commercials that ask you "if you’ve been in an accident, call x (fill in the blank) to get the name of a lawyer that will refer you to a doctor” are so far past ethical that it should be a crime. What lawyer of any integrity at all – what doctor of any integrity at all – would be involved in these schemes? Don’t lawyers and doctors take vows? I guess that’s just a word now – “vow”. It means just about as much as “accident” (which may as well be banned from the dictionary, considering the lawsuits flying around these days!). How shall we repair our sick society? Can we swing the pendulum back to ethical and honorable?