Skip to comments.Judge: Cases about money, not justiceRuling criticizes lawyers, doctors in silicosis suits
Posted on 07/02/2005 6:10:51 AM PDT by lqcincinnatus
U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack issued a stinging rebuke of doctors and plaintiff lawyers involved in a massive set of silicosis lawsuits, a move that could send re-verberations throughout the nation in other tort class actions.
In a 249-page ruling made public Friday, Jack determined the plaintiffs' attorneys and the doctors involved in diagnosing about 10,000 potentially sick workers hatched a scheme aimed at making money and had no interest in protecting their clients.
"These diagnoses were about litigation rather than healthcare," she wrote. "It is apparent that truth and justice had very little to do with these diagnoses - otherwise more effort would have been devoted to ensuring they were accurate. Instead, these diagnoses were driven neither by health nor justice: they were manufactured for money."
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I think it is time to expropriate the lawyers and wage a special investigation of fraud tax on them.
Anyone know who appointed this judge?