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* Retired Idaho doc would like to volunteer, but the med-mal coverage would cost $10K (via).

* "Being sued is part of the job" if you're an ob/gyn in West Virginia (and did you know that physicians could prevent nearly all cases of eclampsia if they really wanted to?) (via).

* Talk of including disaster physicians under the protective umbrella of the Federal Tort Claims Act (via).

* New blogger House of Caduceus observes that the government under EMTALA forces emergency docs like himself to accept and treat a steady stream of patients who can't pay, while simultaneously setting them up for liability suits when things go wrong (via).

 

 


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