Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Doctors move to curb patients' free speech

I previously posted on Wisconsin Doctors ratings and now an outfit called Medical Justice Services, a company that seemingly helps doctors fight medical malpractice claims, has launched a program allegedly aimed a protecting against "online defamation." Perhaps, this outfit has forgotten that if true defamation takes place, doctors have a remedy, it's called the civil justice system. Apparently, the outfit now sells doctors a contract form that doctors can require patients to sign, which forces a patient to notify the doctor of a grievance before going online to post a complaint. What's next? Forcing a patient to notify the doctor of a grievance before complaining to a neighbor or talking to a lawyer.

Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyer