Why Free HealthCare Dooms Our Survival...
"I was asked to testify for the defense in a case of a young man who had an intracranial hemorrhage while he was in the hospital for gall bladder surgery. He was only in his twenties, and forget to tell anyone about his raging cocaine habit.
"Two days after his routine gall bladder surgery, he had a devastating intracranial hemorrhage, but he survived.
"Now for the un-initiated, outside of a congenital vascular anomaly (avm, aneurysm) cocaine is the number one cause of spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage in young people these days. Even though he had been doing cocaine in the hospital the day after surgery, and his blood pressure had been very difficult to control for that reason, the so-called judge supressed the cocaine testimony because it was "prejudicial". It would have given the jury the "wrong idea" about the patient.
"It made it look as though the general surgeons brought this P.O.S. in and tried to kill him. $3.6 million for him. Oh yea, Medicaid patient. They weren't going to make much more than expenses on this case anyway.
"The tort system in this country will be the cause of the next revolution..."