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Some doctors have taken the hypocritic oath...

This article at Yahoo explains how some doctors want to be able to refuse treatment (except in case of emergency) to lawyers and their support staff. Here's an excerpt:

"The issue of doctors refusing to treat plaintiffs attorneys gained prominence last month when South Carolina doctor J. Chris Hawk, a delegate at the American Medical Association annual meeting in Chicago, proposed a resolution that -- except in emergencies -- would make it ethical to refuse care to plaintiffs attorneys and their spouses. The proposal died after being denounced by several AMA delegates during a heated debate. "

I wonder if the same doctors that support that resolution would consider hiring a plaintiff's lawyer if they were the victim of malpractice? Or if they were sued for divorce?

The animosity between doctors and lawyers, or rather from doctors to lawyers is uncalled for, unprofessional, and hurts everyone.