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Don’t be afraid to sue when a company, doctor, or hospital messes with your health

14th May 2007

One thing I haven’t gotten into much is the legal side of healthcare. For example, where would you go if you suffered from Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis possibly caused by gadolinium dyes (used in MRI scans). Obviously you’d go get treatment, but you’d also want to explore your legal rights.

Many people say that America is becoming too litigious, and we shouldn’t try to sue someone every time something goes wrong but we need some way to punish corporations (and doctors and hospitals) for ignoring our health in their pursuit of profit.

Everyone quotes that famous McDonalds burn victim lawsuit as evidence that America is too lawsuit crazy but McDonalds needed to be punished. They kept their coffee close to boiling to keep it fresh longer. They had done studies examining the costs of paying for lawsuits because they knew their coffeee would injure people and generate lawsuits. They were evil and didn’t care – it was cheaper to pay for a few lawsuits then to brew fresh coffee more often.

So if someone screws up your health, don’t be afraid to sue. Talk to a lawyer and see if the case has merit.

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