Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Justice and accountability, the American way (via Reddit)

1. The hospital makes a medical error; patient dies.
2. The hospital falsifies the medical record, including the testimony of the doctor given during the investigation.
3. The doctor who gave the testimony produces the original copy.
4. The hospital settles out of the court. The article does not say this, but I bet that the people who were involved in hiding the evidence probably still work for that hospital.

“There isn’t going to be a trial,” he said. “The hospital offered the patient’s family an 8-figure settlement, and they have accepted.”


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