The author is either a nut or a liar.
Read the article. Do the math. Yeah, lawyers bring home “billions.” About $2 billion (40% $4.5 billion). Assume 1/4 of that is “frivolous” which is way beyond all estimates.
Greedy lawyers would net $500 million in 2008. United Health Care CEO alone made $200 million in 2008. Greedy doctors/health care providers cost medicare alone about $60 billion.
Oh yeah, and before any of you guys do the “defensive medicine” costs thing, please go to the “gawande” link inside the link above. Read what Dr.Gawande had to say about defensive medicine.
parsy, who will keep trying to drive stakes in the tort reform myth.
I’m still in favor of just rounding up lawyers and shooting them in the name of public peace.
The author, Hugh Hewitt, is a lawyer and a law professor.