US Supreme Court May Fatally Bludgeon Hospitals...
Opinion by Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen
Friday, December 23rd, 2005
The United States Medical Care system, rated a poor seventy-second (72nd), worldwide, has been teetering on the brink of destruction for years now. Greed, malfeasance, misfeasance, grand corruption, murderous intent, and a self-centeredness unequaled in history has led the system to the abyss.
Give me a hand - let's push it the last few inches over the edge...
That same "United States Medical Care system, rated a poor seventy-second (72nd), worldwide," is rated number one in another category - IT IS THE NUMBER ONE KILLER OF AMERICANS. Above heart disease, cancer and stroke, the medical system, itself, is responsible for the unnecessary deaths of 783,936 Americans EVERY YEAR.
If we, in the "health" movement, have our way, and we usually do, the United States Supreme Court will be ruling on a case that will, in effect "open the door" towards solution of both of the above described problems.
We know, for instance, that the medical system protects itself from outside influence and regulation. Locked in a philosophy of aging, ineffectual, sometimes useless, but extremely profitable medical paradigms, Americans have learned to avoid hospitals. And well they should, for the report "Death by Medicine," shows that 106,000 Americans die each year in hospitals from adverse drug reactions, 98,000 from medical errors, 88,000 from infections, 37,136 from unnecessary procedures, 32,000 from surgery related problems, and WORSE YET in those hospitals - 115,000 Americans die from the effects of bedsores, 106,000 from malnutrition (hospital food?), and 199,000 from outpatient adverse drug reactions.
And the hospitals have ways to cover it all up so that that they not only protect themselves from lawsuits, but they manage to keep the State regulatory arms at bay.
But we may be about to fix that. That is, if the US Supreme Court rules our way in the "Mileikowsky v. Tenet Healthsystem et al," case.
And, Civil Rights attorney Alan Dershowitz filed the Legal Brief...
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