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A Medical Malpractice Attorney Tells It Like It Is

Below is conservation between an Emergency Physician and a medical malpractice attorney. It was originally posted on Student Doctor Network by an anonymous poster that goes by the handle “TrumpetDoc.” It has been reprinted and edited with permission of the original author. If you have any thoughts or experience regarding medical malpractice, from either the plaintiff or defendant side, I’m sure you’ll find it quite interesting. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Recently I [TrumpetDoc] had a discussion with a local medical malpractice plaintiffs’ attorney ...

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Medical School in the Big City, Vol. II: A Month in the Morgue

  By Birdstrike M.D.   “So, I grabbed up my suitcase, and took off down the road When I got there she was layin’ on a coolin’ board” – Son House, Death Letter Blues   Fourth year of medical school is great.  Finally, I get some elective time.  Last month was great: Dermatology, ahh…….Sleep, rest, low stress and drug rep lunches: Yum.  I can still smell the delicious smoked ribs the rep brought for lunch, just last week.  I’m already ...

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Healthcare Update — 07-18-2014

More patients gone wild. Texas woman gets trip to the hoosegow after running a red light and colliding with another vehicle, then attacking the emergency department nurse who was trying to help her. Adding pelvic exercises to a workout may help men as much as it helps women. Kegel exercises for men *may* improve incontinence and erectile dysfunction, and one company actually created a little weight lifting system that fits over the male genitalia. Gives new meaning to the phrase ...

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