Archives for July 26, 2003

Proposition 12

I encourage all Texas registered voters to vote FOR Proposition 12 this coming September 13th.

This is a proposed Constitutional amendment to the Texas Constitution, designed to deflate the expected logjam of appeals of Malpractice cases to the Texas Court of Appeals. Malpractice attorneys realize that tort reform for doctors is popular in Texas, so they’re running their counter/smear campaign against Insurance Companies.

I have not read every word of the proposed amendment, and I don’t need to. On things like this, I see who lines up for and against, and choose which side has the people I identify with. Doctors and my malpractice carrier are for it, and Trial Lawyers are against it. That’s all I need to know.

I’m going to leave the comments open, with this warning. warning via FFM

Bullet Holes

Leaving the ED after a shift, I find:

-a car wrapped in police tape
-several security guards in attendance
-our City Officer inside the tape
a car with a bunch of finger-sized holes in the door!

Turns out this car, with a couple of GSW victims, drove up to the door of our ED! I have no idea the injuries of the victims, I was leaving. Emergency Medicine is like that.

The best line? Our Ft Worth Officer (a genuinely funny fellow): (while shining a light on the holes in the door) “This is what we in the Police business call a ‘Clue’.”