Kevin, MD recently linked to this article accusing the Mississippi malpractice industy of being racist.
The article is from the "San Francisco Bay View, National Black Newspaper." "The Jackson Advocate News Service contributed to this story. " This article is the product of 2 African-American newspapers (nothing wrong with that)- but not exactly mainstream media.
The article details the plight of Dr. Ronald Myers, a Black physician.
His medical malpractice insurance company, though obligated to cover all physicians in the state, is canceling his insurance despite his never having had a claim filed against him.
Mississippi’s controversial new tort reform legislation gave the company sole discretion as to which doctors it will insure.
These 2 sentences don't make sense. How can an insurance company both be "obligated to cover all physicians in the state" and have "sole discretion as to which doctors it will insure."
Contending he is a victim of “medical malpractice lynching,” he filed suit Dec. 8 against the company, but it may be too late to keep the clinics open.
This article is short on facts- the malpractice insurance company is not named even once. I wouldn't put too much faith in this article. I am hoping that the mainstream media will pick up the story and give an unbiased version.
In my opinion, the reason Dr. Myers had his insurance cancelled is because he lives in a judicial hell-hole. In some parts of Mississippi, you can sue for side effects of a drug without even taking the drug.
Opposing viewpoints are welcome.