Sunday, June 13, 2004

Fair's Fair

Doctor Proposes Not Treating Some Lawyers
AP reports that Dr. J. Chris Hawk, a South Carolina surgeon, asked "the American Medical Association to endorse refusing care to attorneys involved in medical malpractice." According to AP, Dr. Hawk "said he made the proposal to draw attention to rising medical malpractice costs. The resolution asks that the AMA tell doctors that — except in emergencies — it is not unethical to refuse care to plaintiffs' attorneys and their spouses."

Of course, there were loud protests, and Dr. Hawk withdrew his proposal. But I like the idea.

Next target: politicians who meddle with health care.