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A Physician Getting Deposed

January 5, 2012 Leave a comment

A constant source of fear and stress that plagues a physician’s workday is the constant threat of getting sued in our Barnum Bailey circus of American healthcare.  It is because of this fear that CYA (Cover Your Ass) medicine is widely practiced which only drives up healthcare costs even higher.  For you premeds out there, don’t think it can happen to you?  Think again!  The majority of physicians will find themselves sued at least once in their careers.  After getting served papers and dealing with months or years of questioning one’s self worth or even struggling with thoughts of suicide, it’s time to go for the dreaded deposition.   Ever wonder what it feels like to get deposed?  Well, here is a taste of what to expect from such a surreal experience.  This poor doc, who should be healing the sick or saving lives rather than getting grilled by some asshat clown in a Hawaiian shirt,  couldn’t have said it any better!

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